IED attacks revived by militants: Khan

MAJID NABI. Dated: 1/7/2018 1:37:49 PM

SRINAGAR, Jan 6: Reacting over the IED blast that left four police cops dead in Sopore town today, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Muneer Ahmad Khan said that the IED system which ended in 2015 has been revived in Kashmir.
Talking to reporters, Khan said this was the first powerful Improvised Explosive Devise (IED) blast after 2015 which claimed the lives of four policemen.
“Since there was shutdown in Sopore town and shops were closed, our boys who were on routine law and order deployment when reached the spot a powerful IED placed outside a shop went-off leaving four among them martyred,” said Muneer Khan who also holds additional charges IGP Kashmir zone.
Khan admitted that the blast was powerful however said the statement by Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) militant outfit claiming responsibility of the attack is yet to be verified.
“Mere statements by anyone do not make any difference, let us verify the facts whether the act was done by them or not,” he added.
On being asked as to whether there were any apprehensions of such incidents, the ADGP said “there is no question of speculations and apprehensions as IED system which was ended in 2015 has been revised again”.
Khan said that such incidents would be tackled after chalking out a comprehensive strategy “we will put our heads together and think how to tackle such incidents in future”.
He also said the bodies of slain cops after completing all formalities have been dispatched to their native places for last rites.



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