Army chief visits Kashmir for security review

Two Hizb militants killed by security forces
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Srinagar
1 Jun 2017

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived here today to review the security situation and operational preparedness of the armed forces posted in Kashmir and along the Line of Control.

"Gen Rawat and some senior Army officers arrived at Badamibagh Cantonment area this morning for a routine day-long visit," an Army official said. He said the purpose of the Army Chief's visit was to review the security situation and operational preparedness in the Valley.
"The Chief of Army Staff is being briefed by Corps Commander and other top officers about the situation in the Valley, especially after killing of top Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat. He will also be briefed about the situation along the Line of Control in the wake of reports of activity at infiltration launch pads on the other side of LoC," the official added.

Meanwhile, in yet another success, the security forces today killed two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, hours after a police party was targeted in Sopore area of north Kashmir at their behest. The security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Natipora area of Sopore in Baramulla district at around 3.30 am after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said. During the searches, the two militants opened fire on the forces, triggering a gun-battle, he said.

Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid said the slain militants were locals who belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and were behind an attack on a police party.