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India      Militants target Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir
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Militants target Army convoy in Jammu and Kashmir

A group of militants attacked an Army convoy in south Kashmir's Anantnag District on June 18, reports The Times of India. The militants fired at army vehicles in Bijbehara area and fled from the spot, after which Security Forces (SFs) started a search operation. No casualty was reported.

A spontaneous shutdown to mourn the civilian and militant killings was observed in South Kashmir areas on June 18 amid tense situation, reports Daily Excelsior. Majority of the shops and commercial establishments were closed in Khudwani, Pampore, Qoimoh, Yaripora, Pulwama and few other areas today against the killings of three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants and two civilians during an encounter at Arwani area of Anantnag District on June 16.

A Police official said the day passed off peacefully and no incident of stone-pelting occurred anywhere. He said that the situation in rest of the Kashmir also remained peaceful and commercial activities as well as transport resumed in central and northern Districts.

Meanwhile, sources said, SFs are tracking five local militants who have returned to Srinagar from South Kashmir. These militants who joined militancy last year (2016) but were operating in South Kashmir have been asked by their commanders to return to Srinagar and operate in the city. Sources said that there were no resident militants in Srinagar till they arrived last month. Their return has made Srinagar a target.

In the meantime, Army’s 46 Rashtriya Rifles (RR), 179 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Operations Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir, Baramulla, cordoned off Binnar area of Baramulla on June 18 afternoon after inputs that ‘divisional commander’ of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) Khalid Bhai is hiding in the village. They conducted house to house searches in the village and its surroundings but the JeM ‘commander’ had left the village before the SFs arrived.

Exuding confidence that the State Government was capable of handling the prevailing situation in Kashmir valley, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju on June 18 ruled out direct intervention by the Union Government to tackle the present state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), reports Daily Excelsior. “The State Government is capable of handling the situation and input support will be given by the Central Government in this regard,” he said in Srinagar.

Also, the perpetrators of the ambush in which six Policemen were killed would "face the law" very soon, Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said on June 17 and announced a bounty of INR 10 lakh for LeT ‘commander’ Bashir Lashkari who is believed to have orchestrated the attack.






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