Defence experts warn of increase in terrorist activities with Eid approaching

Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 11 : With the Indian Army neutralising four terrorists in a counter-infiltration operation today in Kashmir's Nowgam sector, Defence Experts have asserted that security needs to be further stepped up across the borders as Pakistan's intention is to keep Kashmir on the boil.

Defence expert M.M Khurana told ANI here, that the ongoing terrorist operations in Kashmir has claimed so many lives, adding that there is also information that they (terrorists) are working for a major strike on Eid day.

"Pakistan is finding hard to replace the terrorists and there is also some information that they are working for a major strike on Eid or around Eid day," he said.

Adding that the number of terrorists killed today by security forces is a good score, Khurana said "It happened rather speedily and this shows the alertness with which the security forces are operating." However, the defence expert advised that the Indian Army's preparations should be upgraded and there should be no scope for any negligence, be it the internal agencies or the security forces of the local police.

When asked about the recent encounter in Poonch, Khurana said, "This attack has come just before Eid in a propaganda bid.

Their over all intension is that Kashmir should be on boil.Simultaneously, we have to tighten our security regiments at all the borders.

Their intention is that Jammu should be seen as the part of terrorist operations," he added. Meanwhile, another terrorist has been killed in an ongoing encounter with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch.

Few terrorists are suspected to be around the mini-secretariat in Allah Pir area of Poonch. Earlier today, a police personnel was killed in the ongoing gunfight in Poonch. Earlier today, four terrorists were killed in the ongoing encounter with the security forces in Nowgam sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Handwara.

Four weapons have so far been recovered from the slain terrorists, while search operation is currently underway.

On the other hand, as many as 12 civilians have been injured in a clash between the security forces and protesters in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier this week, clashes broke out in Shopian where the protesters set ablaze a mini-secretariat building, injuring more than 80 people.

Kashmir is witnessing unrest post the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani in an encounter with security forces on July 8.

Source: ANI