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75 militants killed, 252 others apprehended this year: CRPF

New Delhi: Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Director on Wednesday said that the force has killed 75 militants, including top Lashkar, Jaish and Hizb Commanders in the valley this year.

Apart from that Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, CRPF Director said that they have apprehended 252 others in 2017.

Bhatnagar said this while addressing the media on the 78th anniversary of the force at its headquarters in south Delhi’s Lodhi Road area.

He also informed that over 3.5 lakh-strong force has recovered 118 arms belonging to militants in the Valley between January and July 26 this year.

“During this period, the CRPF killed two Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and one notable Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) militants in the state,” he said.

The notable militants killed this year by the CRPF were Sabzar Ahmed Bhat and Gulzar Ahmed Lone of HM, Bashir Lashkar Wani and Junaid Mattoo of LeT, Aquib Ahmed alias Abu Hamza of JeM along with two other militants, namely Jahangir Ahmed Hannibal and Shabaz Ahmed Wani.

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