Snipers in hinterland will force rethinking of protection procedures: Omar

Snipers in hinterland will force rethinking of protection procedures: Omar
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Srinagar, Oct 28: With police reportedly raising alarm over death of three jawans in suspected sniper attacks by militants in the past week in the valley, National Conference (NC) Vice President Omar Abdullah said snipers in hinterland will force a rethink of all manner of security and protection procedures.
“We’ve dealt with snipers on the border/LoC regularly & have SOPs to deal with those but never in the hinterland. This will force a rethink of all manner of security & protection procedures,” Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site.
He said first time in the three decade long story of militancy in Kashmir we now have to contend with snipers taking out targets from long distance and with deadly accuracy.
Abdullah was reacting to reports that militants are using snipers to target security forces personnel. Three security force personnel have been killed in different suspected sniper attack by militants.