SRINAGAR — Security forces have identified more than 35 Pakistani militants active in the Kashmir valley and a coordinated operation will be launched soon to kill them, sources in the intelligence grid have said.
The sources revealed that out of these ultras, 27 belong to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and 11 are from Jaish-e Mohammad (JeM) and they are on the radar of the security forces.
They also said that the locations of these ultras have been traced, which have been spread in Srinagar, Pulwama, Baramulla and Kulgam and other parts of the valley while some of them might be hiding in the forest areas too.
The ‘Special Group’, constituted after the spate of the civilian killings in the Jammu and Kashmir valley in October this year, has been trying to find the exact locations for pinpointed operations, the officials in the security grid said, adding that they have been provided help from the over-ground workers.
They also said that the identifications become possible because of the specialized group of Central police agencies and which have now synergy with other stakeholders such the Indian Army and the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operation Group (SOG).
The newly constituted Terror Monitor Group (TMG) has been very effective in neutralising militants in the valley with coordination with other Central agencies, connecting all militant links together.
The TMG will be the main part of the operation against these militants in the valley. This group has successfully led decisive operations against militants within a few kilometers of the Indian border due to accurate information about the cases of infiltration.