J&K Po­lice scours south Kash­mir to track JeM mil­i­tants

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB / J&K / HP - Let­ter­schd@hin­dus­tan­times.com

RAIDS IN SOUTH KASH­MIR ARE A PRE­EMPTIVE MEA­SURE TO TRACK CON­TACTS OF THE THREE TER­ROR­ISTS BE­HIND THE AT­TACK ON SUN­JUWAN ARMY CAMP

SRI­NA­GAR: Crack teams of the Jammu and Kash­mir Po­lice have fanned out across south Kash­mir to trace the con­tacts of the three Jaish-e-Mo­hammed mil­i­tants, who car­ried out a sui­cide at­tack on the Sun­juwan Army camp in Jammu, of­fi­cials said.

A counter-of­fen­sive against the Pak­istan-based ter­ror group be­came im­per­a­tive after in­tel­li­gence re­ports sug­gested that its cadres en­tered the Val­ley last year and were plan­ning more sui­cide at­tacks on se­cu­rity forces, the of­fi­cials said.

The raids at var­i­ous places in south Kash­mir were be­ing car­ried out as a pre-emptive mea­sure to track over­ground sym­pa­this­ers, in­clud­ing the lo­cal con­tacts of the three ter­ror­ists — Qari Mush­taq alias Chotu, Mo­hammed Adil alias Ir­fan and Mo­hammed Khalid alias Rashid.

All three were based in Pul­wama in south Kash­mir for the last year, the of­fi­cials said, cit­ing in­tel­li­gence re­ports and JeM’s claims on var­i­ous so­cial me­dia plat­forms, in­clud­ing Face­book and Whatsapp.

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