Militants used civilians as shield, couldn’t retaliate properly: SSP

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Srinagar : After a night of firing between Army personals and militants in Baramulla, Kashmir, SSP Imtiaz Hussain on Monday said that the militants had used civilians as shield and therefore they were unable to retaliate properly. Militants had attacked the battalion headquarters of 46 Rashtriya Rifles at stadium colony in Baramulla. The firing which started on Sunday night, resulted in firing that killed one BSF personal and injured another.

Hussain said that as it was a civilian area, the Army couldn’t retaliate effectively due to apprehension of civilian casualties in the dark, resulting in the escape of the militants. Search operations were launched early Monday morning but had to be called off.

Imtiaz Hussain said, “They used civilians as shield as it was a civilian area, we could not retaliate properly and they fled. Militants managed to escape as it was dark and army couldn’t retaliate effectively due to apprehension of civilian casualty.”

 
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