Pakistan is using social media to encourage Kashmiri youth to take up militancy, Jammu and Kashmir’s Inspector General of Police Munir Khan said on Thursday, according to ANI.

“Relentless social media campaign has been started by Pakistan to lure youth to join militancy,” Khan was quoted as saying during a press conference about the anti-militancy operation Kund.

The operation is going on in the forest area of Haalan-Kund in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district. Three terrorists have been arrested during the operation, Khan said.

A militant and a soldier were killed on Tuesday, when the operation began. Two more militants are believed to be hiding in the area, he added.

Over the last four months, the police have arrested 16 to 18 militants, Rising Kashmir quoted Khan as saying.