Will devise a way to tackle the situation, IGP

Baramulla, Jan 6: Asserting that Sopore Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast was the first such attack after a gap of more than two years in the Valley, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir range, Muneer Khan said security agencies will devise a way to tackle this situation. “It is for the first time that IED blast took place in Kashmir valley since 2015. The militants had stopped using IEDs since 2015 because of the civilian causalities. But they have once again started to use IEDs,” Khan told reporters at Sopore in north Kashmir. He said the security agencies will sit and devise a way to tackle the situation. “We will sit together, put our heads together and devise a way to tackle this situation,” the IGP Kashmir said. Asked about militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) has claimed responsibility for IED blast at Sopore, he said, “We will have to verify the claim.” “Just because they claimed responsibility don’t mean that they did it. We will have to verify their claim and look at other aspects as well,” he added. Four personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police were killed in the IED blast at Sopore in Baramulla on Saturday.