Kashmir unrest: Firing between CRPF and militants at Pulwama

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New Delhi | Published: September 10, 2016 12:21:14 AM

As per reports, in the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas.

As per reports, in the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas. (Source: Reuters)As per reports, in the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas. (Source: Reuters)

Firing began between CRPF and militants at 182 BN CRPF camp in Pulwama’s Tahab village on Friday night. As per reports, in the next 48 hours, thousands more soldiers will be deployed in Kashmir, with an emphasis on rural areas. The military is moving back into areas that it vacated in the last two years as they were considered militant-free.

The government on Friday said deployment of additional troops in Kashmir was aimed at foiling attempts by terrorists to enter India from across the border and the move has nothing to do with the ongoing unrest in the Valley. Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the deployment of troops in J&K was meant for foiling infiltration bids and it has nothing to do with the protests in the Kashmir Valley

which started after the killing of a militant Burhan Wani in an encounter on July 8.

“Army does not act in internal matter unless requested by the local administration. Our mandate is to seal the border and foil infiltration bids by terrorists,” he said.

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