Terrorists attacked an Indian Army patrol along the Line of Control in Kenar region of Jammu and Kashmir. The Army also retaliated with firing, and an ambush ensured, which ended in two soldiers getting injured. The incident took place at a spot ahead of the fence of Line of Control. The encounter began at 7:00 am, and is likely to be an infiltration attempt, meaning, the terrorists were trying to get inside the territory and were stopped by the forces. Home Minister Rajnath Singh in on a two visit to Jammu and Kashmir, during which he is going to meet Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti and oversee the security measures to be taken for the Amarnath Yatra which is going to begin from June 28. He is also going to visit the Kupwara border district on Friday morning.
There have been several reports from intelligence that Pakistani terror groups like Hizb-ul- Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), are going to attack the pilgrims who are going for the Amarnath yatra. There is also a threat of 450 terrorists from Pakistan who have been trained to infiltrate the LOC and get inside India, after getting signals from the right parties involved in spreading terror.
Pakistan’s Special Security Group (SSG) is reportedly helping these terrorists on the Line of Control to breach it and enter Kashmir through unfair means and probably violence.
Rajnath Singh spoke at the Sports Conclave in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, and commented about the issue of stonepelting at the army troops, saying that children can be easily misguided, but since they know the truth about it, they have all the cases in relation to the attack against them. He also added that the centre is going to help the youth of Jammu and Kashmir and change its fate for the better with their efforts.