29 Foreign Militants Active In South Kashmir, Says IGP

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Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir police said on Saturday that 29 foreign militants are active in South Kashmir but assured that the security forces are experienced enough to deal with them and wipe out militancy from whole of South Kashmir.

“There is a presence of foreign militants in the upper reaches of Kokernag, Tral and Khrew. There are about 29 foreign militants active in South Kashmir and we will neutralise them when they come down and our sources inform us (about them),” Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a wreath-laying ceremony of the CRPF personal killed in a militant attack in Bijbehara area of Anantnag district on Friday.

Asked whether foreign militants are a bigger challenge or the local ones, the IGP said both are a challenge but the forces are experienced enough to deal with them.

“Foreign militants or locals both are a challenge even though foreigners are more trained. Our security forces, especially SOG boys, are well trained and have been working for the last 25 years and we have developed an expertise in dealing with them. What matters is the pinpoint information and once we get it, we will neutralise them,” he said.

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