Baramulla: Terrorists used civilians as shield, couldn’t retaliate properly, says J-K police

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 terrorists.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2016 5:39 pm
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After a night of firing between Indian Army jawans and terrorists in Baramulla, Kashmir, SSP Imtiaz Hussain on Monday said that the terrorists had used civilians as shield and therefore they were unable to retaliate properly. Terrorists 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 martyred one jawan 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 terrorists. 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. Terrorists managed to escape as it was dark and army couldn’t retaliate effectively due to apprehension of civilian casualty.”

 

The Army and J&K police’s Special Operations Group personnel conducted search operations in the area around the army camp. An injured jawan is undergoing treatment at the Rashtriya Rifles hospital. He’s said to be out of danger.

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    Khalid
    Oct 3, 2016 at 8:21 am
    Any other lie? As you care for muslimslt;br/gt;Shame on u
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      malik
      Oct 3, 2016 at 9:08 am
      So its mean that indian army have not able to fight in night becouse of dark lol...sardar bhoht kush huva aray o samba ....
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        avi
        Oct 3, 2016 at 6:37 am
        This time Porki terrorists used human shields next time they will be in woman's attire ! "BRAVE" people like them will stoop to anything !
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          sps
          Oct 3, 2016 at 9:19 am
          Anyone criticizing Modi is automatically a stan . Isn't it Mr.Rahul hi?
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            DD
            Oct 3, 2016 at 11:53 am
            stan will soon be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;insha allah..lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai..lt;br/gt;aameen..
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              maz
              Oct 3, 2016 at 8:34 am
              ANother pig born ? As if you care for human beings ?? If you had any shame you pig people would have comitted suicide long ago... but shame is only for humans - not stanis.
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                Ganesh Dore
                Oct 3, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                Army barracks need to be relocated. Who was the who placed the barracks in a civilian area ?? So many stpid things happening . Army barracks should be impregnable. That is job 1.
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                  garan
                  Oct 3, 2016 at 8:11 am
                  Indian army cannot search them because dark.. Funny statement from commander
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                    Jesus
                    Oct 3, 2016 at 7:54 am
                    Check if the person who was used as human shield is a seperatist. If yes, the human shield must have presented himself to the terrorist to provide escape route. Verify the shield and his ociates acts and bank transactions to make sure they are rule abiding citizens.
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                      khan
                      Oct 3, 2016 at 6:39 am
                      Oh well done, freedom fighters used civilians who's freedom they were fighting for as shields and you were using rocket launchers and grenades and had a three hour fire fight . .really?
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                        krishna kumar
                        Oct 3, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                        Civil potion is hand in glove with the terrorists. They provide logistical support including accomodation, guides and other facilities to the them. And in case the civilians suffer casualties during army operations,army can not be blamed
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                          l s
                          Oct 3, 2016 at 7:21 am
                          Find the civilians. Interrogate them, and if found guilty, punish them severely.lt;br/gt;Do not let off the civilians easily. These sort of excuses would be used frequently. Security personnel should also be interrogated.lt;br/gt;Civilians are helping these terrorists, it is clear. Drastic action on them will deter them in future.
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                            mumbikar
                            Oct 3, 2016 at 8:50 am
                            seems like everybody commenting on this article are from the NSA !!! why dont they go and fight on the border to find out the truth !!!!
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                              Manas Sarkar
                              Oct 3, 2016 at 7:47 am
                              How they enter India, is the big question. Whatever required buy it, take more tax to keep country safe.
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                                muzafar
                                Oct 3, 2016 at 10:11 am
                                LOL! joke of the year, indian army saving Kashmiris! killed 110, blinded 500 and injured 5000 and arrested 10000!
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                                  Vihari Naidu
                                  Oct 3, 2016 at 10:16 am
                                  By civilians, you mean those who throw stones and give shelter to stan based terrorists just because they belong to the same minority.....
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                                    Vihari Naidu
                                    Oct 3, 2016 at 10:25 am
                                    Had the 110 odd people got some Education and did their jobs instead of pelting stones, they would have been upto some good.... By Education i mean formal education, not the one Taliban get..... :)
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                                      Pratyush Mishra
                                      Oct 3, 2016 at 6:39 am
                                      I hope our forces factor in, this 'civilian shield' issue, in their plans of countering/foiling such attacks from now, bcoz it exposes a vulnerability of indian forces to operate in such situations, which the militants can use fr their good.
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                                        Rahul
                                        Oct 3, 2016 at 6:53 am
                                        Oh yeah, Mr. "sharma"...try better tricks next time!
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                                          Ray Rao
                                          Oct 3, 2016 at 7:30 am
                                          If the terrorists escape in the dark, you can't follow them in the dark? This SSP is incompetent and should be fired.
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                                            Ray Rao
                                            Oct 3, 2016 at 7:27 am
                                            What do you mean by escaped in the dark? Don't you even have night-vision goggles?
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