2022’s First 7 Days Saw 11 Militants Killed In Five Encounters

SRINAGAR: As many as 11 militants have been killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the new year so far, and most of them were top commanders of JeM and LeT, said IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Friday.

Earlier this morning, three militants were killed in the encounter that broke out late Thursday evening in Zolwa Kralpora Chadoora area of Budgam.

Quoting IGP Kashmir news agency ANI reported that “We had got the intel that three militants of the JeM are hiding. The Indian Army and the J&K police held the joint operation. The firing started. After that, the CRPF also joined the operation. The encounter went on for the whole night and three militants were killed in the morning today.”

“One of them has been identified as Waseem belonging to Srinagar City. The identification process of the remaining two militants is underway. Three AK 57 rifles have been recovered from them along with eight magazines and numerous documents which we are investigating,” he added.

Kumar informed that 11 militants have been killed so far this new year, most of them being the top commanders of outfits Jaish-e-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba.

“11 militants have been killed so far in this new year including the ones killed today. Most of them were the top commanders of JeM and LeT,” he said.

“All the militants who were mentioned in the list of city have been killed. A new youth has joined recently, we will soon neutralize him as well,” he said.

Three militants of Jaish were killed on January 5 in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. On January 4, two militants were killed in Okay Kulgam district. On January 3, two militants were killed in two operations in Srinagar’s Shalimar area, including a top LeT commander Saleem Parray.

In north Kashmir’s Kupwara, one militant was killed in a gun battle on January 1. On December 31, three militants of JeM were killed in an encounter in Srinagar.

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