Keran situation under control: Gurmeet Singh



General Officer-in-Command 15 Corps Lt General Gurmeet Singh Thursday claimed foiling a “big” infiltration bid by militants in Keran sector in Kupwara district in north Kashmir. Singh said that a group of about 30 to 35 militants sneaked in the area wherein they were cordoned off and subsequently 10 to 12 among them were shot dead.

Addressing a press conference at 15 Corps headquarter in BB Cant Srinagar, Singh said that with the help of “intelligence network” in the area, army already had a sniff of militant movement in the area.

“Almost 10 to 12 militants have been killed,” Singh said. “Our intelligence network helped us in foiling the infiltration bid.”

Providing an outlook of the location, Singh said that it is rough and rugged hilly terrain amid forests where vegetation is being grown by the locals.

“With the help of UAVs, the troops took pictures of the dead bodies,” he said. “As of now, the situation is under control.”

Without divulging the details of number of causality, Singh said that once the operation ends they would be able to give the number of militants killed. “But, so far, there is no casualty on the part of Indian army.”



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