Tuesday, 12 December, 2017

'Operation Kund shows humane face of security forces in Kashmir'

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Speaking about the local militancy, the IGP said Pakistan has been running a relentless campaign to lure Kashmiri youths to join militancy. "The 15-25 age group is immature and is unable to differentiate between good and evil", Khan said while talking about the driving force behind the locals joining militancy.

IGP Kashmir zone, Munir Khan. "The government is very keen on an effective surrender policy for local militants, for which they have sought suggestions from us". We are in the process of compiling them.

Since Tuesday, the Indian Army, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu & Kashmir police have been engaged in an anti-terrorism operation in the forests of Haalan-Kund area of Qazigund, in south Kashmir's Kulgam district.

They said when security forces were moving towards a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons.

Khan identified the arrested terrorists as Atta Mohammad Malik, Shams-ul-Waqar and Bilal Sheikh.

Three terrorists arrested alive in this operation and one of the three terrorists is injured, under treatment in hospital. An Army jawan and a terrorist were killed in the encounter.

Security personnel recovered an AK-47 rifle, a carbine and a pistol from Viqar's possession.