3 Militants Arrested From Kulgam District

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Srinagar: Three militants have been arrested so far during an ongoing operation in the forest area of Haalan-Kund area of Qazigund, in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district, Inspector General of Police (Kashmir) Munir Khan told reporters on Thursday.

The operation began on Nov 14 he said and added that a militant and an army soldier were killed on the very first day of the operation.

Khan identified the arrested militants as Atta Mohammad Malik, Shams ul Wiqar and Bilal Sheikh. He said that Atta was arrested in injured state and is presently hospitalized. “We think two more militants are still hiding in the area so operation is going on,” Khan said.

Khan also said, “Relentless social media campaign has been started by Pakistan to lure youth to join militancy.” He made this statement while briefing media about anti-militancy Operation Kund, which has been continuing since November 14.

The operation is being carried out in the forest area of Haalan-Kund area of Qazigund, in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district.