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Terrorists trying to revive routes in Jammu deserted by them years ago

Last Updated on January 3, 2021 at 12:11 pm

It has now become a daily routine of armed forces to recover caches of arms and ammunition in the mountainous areas of Jammu. Terrorists, who get support from Pakistan, are doing everything possible for them to again revive terrorism in Jammu where they lost their roots almost 16 years ago.

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These recoveries along with some encounters show that terrorists are again adopting those routes which were traditionally used for infiltration through the Pir-Panchal range. Terrorists stopped using these routes after the Sarpvinash Operation which was launched by the Army around 2002 to wipe out trained terrorists from Rajouri, Poonch and Reasi districts.

The security forces found and recovered arms and ammunition in the Mahore area of the Reasi district of Jammu. Mukesh Singh, IGP Jammu, said that a 9 mm pistol, 5 grenades and ammunition are recovered from a location used by terrorists. A 20 years old boy, Mohammad Yousuf informed the police about hideout. The IGP said that two grenades were also recovered last week. In the Mendhar area of the Poonch district, arms and ammunition were also recovered a few days ago.

It is expected to be a work of the newly formed The Resistance Front (TRF) which is a subsidiary of Lashkar-e-Tayiba (LeT).

On 13 December, security forces killed two Pakistani terrorists and one from Shopian in an encounter on the Mughal road. Forces recovered two AK rifles, 300 AK bullets, 5 grenades, 300 gms RDX, 2 mobiles and one Thuraya satellite phone from the bodies of these terrorists. This incident clearly indicates that terrorists are trying to revive their infiltration routes.

A week ago, two Kashmiris named, Raees Ahmad Dar and Sabzar Ahmad, were arrested while attempting to smuggle one AK rifle, one pistol and ammunition in a car. A little later, another terrorist was arrested with two live grenades recovered near the strategic military station at Sunjwan.

Security forces eliminated four Pakistani suicide bombers of Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in an encounter in November around Jammu—Srinagar highway. These terrorists were travelling in a truck and were carrying arms and ammunition, including 11 AK-47 Rifles, 3 pistols, 29 grenades and other devices. Medicines found with these terrorists showed their origin in Pakistan which shows Pakistani origin of these terrorists.

These all incidents prove that terrorists are trying to revive routes which were abandoned by them years ago.