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As militant attacks rise in Srinagar, police chief says only 4 insurgents active in capital city

There are four insurgents active in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar district, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.

When asked by reporters, on the sidelines of a function in Srinagar, about the rise in number of attacks on armed forces, Inspector General (IG) of Police (Kashmir Zone) Vijay Kumar said police are investigating this.

In the last one week there have been two grenade attacks and a police officer was recently shot dead.

“There are four terrorists active in Srinagar,” IG Kumar said.

“There is not much to worry about it,” he said.

Kumar said the slain chief of The Resistance Front, Abbas Sheikh, had activated seven militants in Srinagar since September last year.

“Four of them have been slain, including Saqib Manzoor,” Kumar said.

The Resistance Front is believed to be an offshoot of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Manzoor was Sheikh’s deputy

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