In Jammu and Kashmir, security forces put on high alert, fear mass militant infiltration from across the border

Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have been put on a high alert following reports of large-scale infiltration of militants in the Valley from across the Line of Control, officials said in Srinagar on Friday.

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There are reports of infiltration of over 20 militants into Kashmir from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) recently, the officials said. They said most of the militants are believed to be affiliated to Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit headed by Maulana Masood Azhar. The security grid is apprehending a spike in militant attacks in the state, particularly in the Valley, the officials said.

The security forces have been asked to remain on a high alert and maintain vigil around sensitive security installations across the state, they said. The officials said it is rare for such a large number of militants to infiltrate in one go and indicated the desperation of their handlers across the LoC to keep the Kashmir pot boiling.

Meanwhile, News18 reported that the 183 Battalion of CRPF was targeted in Pulwama in a firing attack by unknown miscreants. However, no casualties had been reported at the time of filing the report.

With inputs from PTI


Updated Date: Jun 01, 2018 09:45 AM

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