Jammu and Kashmir: Police intensify searches amid reports of terrorists killing civilians
Srinagar : The authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have tightened security and intensified searches across the valley after reports of terrorists killing civilians (non-local) in the last two weeks. Some reports claim that the mobile services have also been reduced in parts of Srinagar’s old city and south Kashmir districts. To recall, these are the areas where the attacks were reported lately.
“These types of attacks obviously attract a greater security response. We have intensified the measures in type and number wherever we thought necessary,” an official, who did not wish to be named, said to Hindustan Times.
Multiple checkpoints and roadblocks have been placed across Srinagar. The number of bulletproof mobile bunker vehicles deployed at sensitive places has also been increased and the high-tech CCTV surveillance enhanced. Women paramilitary forces have also been deployed in Srinagar’s Lal Chowk for searches.
On Sunday, terrorists shot dead two more migrant labourers and injured another on October 17 in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, prompting the police to direct that all migrant labourers in the Valley be brought to nearest security camps “immediately” for safety, officials said.
“Terrorists fired indiscriminately upon #NonLocal labourers at Wanpoh area of #Kulgam. In this #terror incident, 02 non-locals were killed and 01 injured,” Kashmir zone Police said on its Twitter handle.