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Highest alert sounded in Jammu and Kashmir after Amarnath Yatra terror attack

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Published Jul 13, 2017, 2:04 am IST
Updated Jul 13, 2017, 2:04 am IST
The CCS, security sources added, also reviewed deployment of security forces in the Valley, which was found to be adequate.
An Indian army soldier stands guard at site of shootout in Batengoo about 50 Kilometres (31.25 miles) south Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (Photo: AP)
 An Indian army soldier stands guard at site of shootout in Batengoo about 50 Kilometres (31.25 miles) south Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: Even as the Centre on Wednesday put Jammu & Kashmir on the highest state of alert and directed all security agencies to pursue, with greater vigour and aggression, militants active in the region. 

In Delhi, the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS), chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, was focused primarily on the terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims in which seven were killed and 19 injured, and to ensure that the pilgrimage could continue without incident.  

 

The CCS, security sources added, also reviewed deployment of security forces in the Valley, which was found to be adequate. 

However, it was agreed to change the deployment pattern of security forces in wake of the Amarnath incident. 

For instance presence of mobile bunkers and police posts along the yatra route would be increased. “This would be done in discussion with commanders of Army and para-military forces operating on the ground,” a senior security official said.

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