India's interior minister reviews Kashmir situation

Unrest started in the Valley following the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. In photo: Rajnath Singh on December 17, 2015. Photograph:( AFP )

PTI New Delhi, India Sep 11, 2016, 02.31 PM (IST)
Amidst continuing unrest in Kashmir Valley, India's interior minister Rajnath Singh today reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, where a policeman and four militants were killed in two separate incidents.

Singh reviewed the situation in the state with national security advisor Ajit Doval, home secretary Rajiv Mehrishi and other top officials during an hour-long meeting, official sources said.

The officials gave a briefing on the prevailing situation in Kashmir Valley as well as along the border and the steps taken to restore normalcy in the state, the sources said.

The recent conflict in the Valley began after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani on July 8. So far 76 people have lost their lives in the turmoil that has been continuing for the last 65 days.

A policeman was killed and two others, including an officer, were injured as security forces engaged in twin encounters with four terrorists who are holed up at two places near the under-construction mini secretariat in Poonch town of the state.

Meanwhile, the Army foiled three infiltration bids along the Line of Control in Naugam, Tangdhar and Gurez sectors of Kashmir, killing four militants.