July 2005 News

'Militants Using New Methods For Attacks'

30 July 2005
The Daily Excelsior

New Delhi: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir are using new methods to carry out the attacks at various places in the militancy-hit State, a senior Home Ministry official said here today. 'Militants are using new tactics to carryout their nafarious designs in the State,' Special Secretary Anil Chowdhry told reporters in response to a question whether the State police was napping even as the militants were having a field day in carrying out attacks on targets at their wish. He said it was practically impossible to have a 100 per cent security measures in place in a State where militancy had been there for last so many years. Asked to comment about the failure of the State police to carry out any anti-mlitancy operations in the Srinagar city for last 10 months, Chowdhry failed to give any direct reply and said 'successes are not reported generally.' Giving details of Budshah chowk incident, he said both the militants were killed in the encouter that last more than 24 hours. As many as 72 people were evacuated to safety and security personnel recovered two AK-47 rifles, eight hand grenades and one rocket launcher gun from the site of encounter.


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