100 militants active in south Kashmir: Army officer

BEHIBAGH (KASHMIR): More than 100 militants are active in south Kashmir which has witnessed a spurt in terror activities recently and operations are underway to neutralise them, a top Army officer said here today.

Major General B S Raju, General Officer Commanding (GoC) of Victor Force which is responsible for security in south Kashmir, also said that the Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police are trying to dissuade the local youth from joining militancy by engaging with their families.

He said a full scale cordon-and-search operation, like the one conducted in Shopian recently, will be carried out only in places where the army’s operations are hampered. (AGENCIES)


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