40 Foreign, 17 Local Militants Active in North Kashmir: Police

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Srinagar: Police Monday said that there were 35-40 foreign militants active in parts of north Kashmir.

Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police North Kashmir zone Mohammad Suleiman Chowdhary disclosing this on Monday said that 16 to 17 of the active militants were locals.

Addressing media persons in Sopore DIG said there are fluctuating reports about active militant operatives in northern Kashmir but as per the reports available at present, nearly 35 to 40 foreign militants are active in northern districts besides 16 or 17 local militants.

He said foreign militants who are active in parts of north Kashmir may have infiltrated in last couple of months from across LOC.

Meanwhile 5 sector commander of Army, Vivek Narang, who was accompanying the DIG north Kashmir, said that “many of the infiltration attempts have been foiled by the forces along LoC. At present, some 250-300 militants are ready on launch pads to infiltrate but we are ready to foil any design.”

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