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Terrorists Involved In Poonch Encounter May Be From Sleeper Cell: Sources

Sources in safety forces indicated that this has been one of many longest and hardest operations.

New Delhi:

Terrorists from a sleeper cell are more likely to be participating in an encounter in Poonch, Jammu and Kashmir, which is on its 16th day. Nine troopers have been killed over the past two weeks in what has become one of many longest encounters the nation has seen.

On October 11, 5 troopers had been killed in motion in Dera Ki Gali in Poonch. Three days later, one other 4 troopers had been killed in motion in Mendhar.  

Sources point out that the terrorists concerned are a part of a sleeper cell that has been dormant within the Valley for years.  The cell has been activated now, at a time when the variety of terror assaults has dropped within the Kashmir Valley.

The web site of the encounter is 20 km from the Line of Control main Army sources to consider that the encounter just isn’t the results of a latest infiltration.

Over the final a number of days, the military has pushed in a piece of sources. Drones and helicopters had been pressed into service on Day 13 of the operation. Villagers within the space have been requested to remain house.

Sources within the safety forces have indicated that this has been one of many longest and hardest operations. The thick forests have made drone operations troublesome and recognizing terrorists from helicopters has not labored out.

On October 19, Army chief General MM Naravane visited Poonch to evaluate the safety scenario.

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