Militancy suffered more in South, data suggests


After the killing of two militants in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday, the toll has gone up to 200 this year.

According to a report published by India Today said while most of the slain militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the highest number were killed in south Kashmir.

“South Kashmir witnessed the killings of 109 militants while in north Kashmir it was 45,” India Today reported.

“Among the major operations was the killing of Abu Mateen and Abu Hamaas in March 2018, which was followed by that of Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger in Shopian on April 1,” the report said.

“Over the next few months, top militant commanders like Saddam Paddar, Abu Qasim and Abu Maviya were killed in May, June, and July respectively. Last month witnessed the deaths of 27 militants, which included Mannan Wani, Mehrajudin Bangroo and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi. In addition, 50 militants were apprehended while five militants surrendered before the forces. Last year the figure was 200 as on November 30,” reported India Today.


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