Militancy has not ended: Farooq Abdullah on anti-militancy operations
Srinagar, Dec 22: Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Farooq Abdullah said that militancy has not ended in the Union Territory hours after five army soldiers were killed in a Militant attack on two military vehicles in the Thanamandi area in the Rajouri sector on Thursday.
Speaking to ANI on Thursday in Srinagar about the latest militant attack, the National Conference President said,”…Even today there is militancy in J&K, there has just been an incident. militancy has not ended.”
“They(Central govt) are only talking about boosting militancy in Kashmir. Even if one tourist gets shot, no one will come here….”, the NC leader warned.
Meanwhile, Security personnel on Friday morning conducted a search operation in the forest area of Dera ki Gali in the Rajouri district where two Army vehicles were ambushed by heavily armed militants.
Five Army personnel were killed while three others were injured in the militant attack on Thursday evening.
The militants ambushed two Army vehicles carrying troops in Thanamandi, Rajouri.
“At around 3.45 pm on December 21, two Army vehicles carrying troops were moving to the operational site, which was fired upon by the militant. The fire was immediately retaliated upon by our troops,” an Army official said.
Indian Army troops immediately retaliated after being attacked by militants, they said.
“The troops were going to reinforce a joint operation against militants underway in the area since last evening. The operations are taking place in the 48 Rashtriya Rifles area,” Army officials added.–(ANI)