Terrorists Planning To Target Amarnath Yatra: Army Officer

The Amarnath Yatra begins within the month of Sawan yearly. (File)

Srinagar:

Safety forces in Jammu and Kashmir have inputs about terrorists planning to hold out an assault on Amarnath Yatra, an Military officer stated on Friday, however asserted that “techniques and assets” have been in place to make sure that the annual pilgrimage goes on unhindered.

The officer stated it was solely befitting that Friday’s encounter, during which three terrorists, together with a self-styled commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad, have been gunned down, passed off simply 4 days earlier than the yatra is ready to begin on July 21.

“There are inputs that terrorists would attempt their finest to focus on the yatra, however now we have obtained our techniques and assets in place to make sure that it goes on unhindered and peacefully,” Brigadier Vivek Singh Thakur, Commander, Two Sector, stated in a press convention in south Kashmir.

“We stay dedicated to make sure Amarnath Yatra might be carried out peacefully with none hindrance and the safety state of affairs will proceed to stay underneath management,” he stated.

Brigadier Thakur stated the stretch of nationwide freeway 44 which might be utilized by the yatris proceed to stay delicate.

“This axis is a bit delicate. The yatris will take up this axis to go as much as Sonamarg (Ganderbal) and this (Baltal) is the one route which might be energetic to go as much as the Amarnath cave,” he stated. 

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