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Anantnag attack was a ‘Fidayeen attack ordered by Pakistan’, claims Governor Malik

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Srinagar: Satya Pal Malik, Governor of Jamu and Kashmir has claimed that the militant attack in Anantnag was a ‘Fidayeen attack ordered by Pakistan’.

In the attack, five CRPF personnel were killed.

“Yesterday’s militant attack was a fidayeen attack ordered by Pakistan,” Governor Malik said on the sidelines of a convocation ceremony of a private university at Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar. “Whenever there is peace is the valley Pakistan try to disrupt it by resorting to fidayeen attacks.”

“We had conducted elections in the state in a peaceful manner. This did not go well with the militant handlers based in Pakistan. Whenever there is peace in the Valley Pakistan tries to disrupt it,” Malik said.

He said that it is only with the approval of Pakistan that militants carry out fidayeen attacks in the valley.

When asked about that the attack was carried out on the road on which Amarnath yatris are also supposed to travel, the Governor said that the security forces would not allow any militant group to get near the yatris.

Al Umar Mujahideen had taken the responsibility of the attack.

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