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After the attack on non locals, night patrolling started by police

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By: Wani Fazil VOV


In order to foil any attempt on the non local laborers by the suspected militants, J&K police have started the night patrolling in those villages of South Kashmir where the non local laborers live.

Police have said that they have also identified those militants who were involved in the recent attack on two non-local laborers in Pulwama.

Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kashmir range Vijay Kumar Wednesday told media that police and security forces have been told to go for night patrolling even in the remote villages of Kashmir valley so that no soft target including the Kashmiri Pandits are not attacked.

Talking to a selected group of reporters here, the IGP Kashmir as per news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that police and the security forces have intensified the night patrolling in remote Kashmir villages where Kashmiri Pandits live and non-local workforce works. “This is to prevent militants from attacking soft targets,” the IGP said, adding that in the recent cases of attack on non J&K residents in Pulwama and a Kashmiri Pandit in remote village of Shopian, the militants involved in the acts have been identified.

He said that two slain militants killed in Tral encounter were involved in the killing of a Sarpanch Sameer Ahmed in Khonmoh besides a series of other attacks including grenade throwing etc. “They were operating

in Srinagar and had shifted to Tral recently,” the Kashmir police chief said.

He said that since December last year, 66 militants including Jaish-e-Muhammad commanders and militants were killed in various encounters. “Foreign militants are pushing locals forward to keep themselves safe, but we are tracking foreigners too and will either arrest them or kill them in encounters,” he said.

With KNO inputs

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