Indian army ensures safe assembly polls in JandK tightens security

Srinagar: Indian army ensured water tight security and round the clock vigil in Kashmir ahead of assembly polls after a suicide bomber blew himself up near Wagah border on the Pakistan side, killing almost 60 people and injuring several others. The five-phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir will begin on November 25 and end on December 20.

The results would be announced on December 23. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, saying it was a response to the Pakistani army’s actions against their positions in tribal areas straddling Pakistan’s border with Afghanistan. General, S T Upasni, General Officer Commanding (GOC), Victor Force, said the security has been beefed up after the Wagah border incident and the forces will ensure safe elections in Kashmir.

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