Infiltrators shift focus towards LoC in Jammu

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Jammu, Feb 13: Militants have shifted their focus of infiltration towards bordering Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region after heavy snowfall blocked their ''secret entry points'' in the valley, intelligence sources said.

''The recent escalation in infiltration bids from the Rajouri and Poonch districts of Jammu region is a result of changed strategy of militancy perpetrators to carry on their activities in remote areas of the State,'' sources in security intelligence told UNI.

Though the militants take cover of bad weather while infiltrating the unprecedented snowfall along the LoC had made all their secret entry points practically impossible to access, sources informed.

Jammu-based Defence spokesman Lt Col S D Goswami, while corroborating the intelligence reports said, ''All the possible passages to enter into Kashmir (from PoK) have been blocked due to heavy snowfall during this winter. And now, the infiltrators find the LoC areas of Poonch and Rajouri districts less troublesome as compared to the secret points in the valley.'' Around 5,000 odd trained militants youths of Jammu and Kashmir, are waiting (in PoK) to intrude into Indian side, sources said.

Fifty-two militants' training camps are reportedly operational across the border, out of which 29 to 30 are in PoK and its northern areas, they said.


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