Ultras misusing mosques to launch attacks: Jammu & Kashmir Police

Ultras misusing mosques  to launch attacks: Jammu & Kashmir Police

The Jammu & Kashmir Police today said the terrorists had been misusing mosques for launching their attacks. Photo for representation only

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 12

The Jammu & Kashmir Police today said the terrorists had been misusing mosques for launching their attacks. The police has appealed to Masjid Intizamia, the civil society and the media to condemn their act.

Inspector General of Police, Kashmir zone, Vijay Kumar is reported to have informed that terrorists misused mosques for attacks in Pampore, Sopore and Shopian.

According to the IGP, terrorists misused mosques for attacks in Pampore on June 19, 2020, Sopore on July 1, 2020, and Shopian on April 9, 2021.

Civil society urged to

Condemn such actions

The police have appealed to Masjid Intizamia, the civil society and the media to condemn the militants' act of using mosques for launching attacks

Such instances were noted during attacks in Pampore on June 19, 2020, Sopore on July 1, 2020, and Shopian on April 9 this year

“Terrorists misused mosques for terror attacks in Pampore on June 19, 2020, Sopore on July 1, 2020, and Shopian on April 9, 2021. Public, Masjid Intizamia, civil societies and media should condemn such acts,” the police officer said.

On April 9, a total of five terrorists were killed in an encounter with security in Shopian, where terrorists were holed up inside a mosque. In the Pampore encounter on June 19, 2020, three terrorists were killed, who had entered the Jamia mosque to take refuge.

On July 1, 2020, a jawan and a civilian died while three personnel sustained injuries after terrorists fired on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) party from a Masjid in Sopore.

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