113 Militants Killed In Last 9 Months

SRINAGAR: Three local militants were killed in September this year in Kashmir Valley in twin encounters in north Kashmir’s Bandipora and South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Among the scores of CASOs that were launched against militants in different parts of Kashmir Valley, only two turned into encounters, resulting into the killing of three local militants.

At least 4 infiltrators were killed in two different gunfights in Uri Sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district in September while an infiltrator from Pakistan was captured alive.

The data available with news agency KNT reveals that among the 8 militants killed in the month of September, one was killed in an exchange of fire in Dhori Wali Maal upper reaches of Rajouri forest, 4 along Line of Control in Uri, 2 (Azad Shah of Bagh Bandipora and Abid Rashid Dar of Papachen Bandipora) in North Kashmir’s Watrina village of Bandipora and one (Anayat Ashraf Dar of Keshwa village) in South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

At least three soldiers were also injured in a shootout along LoC in Uri.

Besides the killing of 8 militants in Jammu and Kashmir in September this year, 2 policemen and a civilian were also killed in three different attacks.

Militants carried out three hit-and-run attacks in the month of September. A police sub-inspector Arshid Ashraf of Kalmona Handwara was killed in a hit and run attack in Khanyar Srinagar. A policeman Bantu Ji was shot dead by militants in Wanpoh Kulgam while non-local labour from Bihar Shankar Kumar Choudary was shot dead by militants in Nihama Kulgam.

An army soldier also died in a fratricidal incident in Lassipora Sogam area of Kupwara in September this year.

The data reveals that 113 militants (including infiltrators) have been killed so for in Jammu and Kashmir till September ending this year. In January 3 militants were killed, followed by 5 in February, 11 in March, 17 in April, 11 each in May and June, 31 militants in July, 16 in August, and in September 8.

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