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Combing ops lined up ahead of Amarnath Yatra

Press Trust Of India
May 12, 2008 at 08:59am IST

Samba (Jammu and Kashmir): Taking intelligence reports about the presence of terrorists in forested areas in the Samba belt seriously amidst apprehension of recent infiltration by ultras, a senior army commander on Sunday said that joint combing operations would be launched in the entire belt to sanitise the area ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.

"We have intelligence reports that terrorists are present in forest area in Samba-Jammu belt, where some armed infiltrators have managed to enter. Army, police and BSF would launch joint operations soon ahead of the yatra," General Officer Commanding 9-Corps, Lt. Gen Vinay Sharma told reporters.

Flanked by Jammu zone Inspector General of Police K Rajendra, IGP BSF A K Sarpoli, Gen Sharma said that these operations are necessitated in view of Sunday's shootout Between terrorists and security forces.

SANITISATION EFFORT: Joint combing operations would be launched in the entire belt to sanitise the area ahead of the Amarnath Yatra.

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