Indian Army chief assesses Kashmir security situation

Jammu, April 17 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Sunday visited Jammu and Kashmir where he met senior commanders amid fresh bouts of violence in the state that have left five people dead.

Army spokesperson Colonel S.D. Goswami said the chief met commanders of 14, 15 and 16 Corps at Northern Command headquarters at Udhampur near here “to take stock of the situation” in the state following deaths of civilians in alleged firing by army men in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

The general arrived on a day-long visit to the state.

The Kashmir Valley has been on the boil since Tuesday after the death of at least five civilians in clashes with security forces.

The trouble began after rumors that a soldier molested a college girl in Handwara of the border district.

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