Attacks on mobile towers matter of concern: Army commander

Army today said the recent attacks on mobile communications services in Kashmir were a matter of concern and it had taken a lot of measures to improve the security situation.
Attacks on mobile towers matter of concern: Army commander
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Army today said the recent attacks on mobile communications services in Kashmir were a matter of concern and it had taken a lot of measures to improve the security situation.

Army's Northern Commander, Lt General D S Hooda said that the force was looking into the incident.

"It is a matter of concern because mobile communication affects every man. It's not so much that a tower has been attacked and two people have been injured there, it is the impact that it will have 

on the population as a whole.

"Therefore, there was a lot of drive after that incident in Sopore. Lot of steps to provide security have been taken and you saw the situation improved. I am sure people are looking into it and we are looking into it," he told reporters after laying a wreath and paying his respects to those killed in the 1999 Kargil war, at the war memorial here.

Four persons were injured when attackers exploded three grenades, targeting mobile communication facilities, at Karan Nagar and Shaheed Gunj localities of Srinagar on Friday.

Hooda said army was making full efforts to reach out to the youth of the state.

"We are making full efforts in our youth outreach programme. We are reaching to those areas where we feel there is a lot of radicalisation. Tral (in south Kashmir) is one area where we did an outreach programme.We have looked at Sopore (in north), Shopian (in south) and areas like that.

From our side we are doing what we can," he said.

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