Around 700 guerrillas being trained in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Army

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About 600-700 guerrillas are being trained in terrorist camps in Pakistan-held Kashmir, a senior army officer said on Thursday.

Lt Gen R.R. Nimbhorkar, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the army’s White Knight Corps, said the training camps were functional in Pakistani Kashmir.

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He quoted captured Pakistani militant Muhammad Naved as saying that 35-36 militant training camps were “intact in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”.

Gen Nimbhorkar was speaking to the media on the flanks of an ex-servicemen rally in village Rakhmuthi in Akhnoor area of Jammu district.

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He said as per intelligence reports, 600-700 militants were getting arms training in these camps.

On the presence of the Islamic State in Jammu and Kashmir, he said: “There are no signs of such an outfit in the region. But if any (group) – whether ISIS, LeT or Hizb – attack, our task is to counter them.”

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