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113 militants killed in Kashmir in 2021 so far, July deadliest month with 31 killings

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Armed forces personnel near a military operation site. [FPK File Photo/Vikar Syed]

Srinagar: Three local militants were killed in September this year in Kashmir Valley in military operations in North Kashmir’s Bandipora and South Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Among the scores of military operations that were launched against militants in different parts of Kashmir Valley, two turned into gunfights, resulting into the killing of three local militants.

The data available reveals that among the 8 militants killed in the month of September, one was killed in 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 armed forces personnel were also injured along LoC in Uri.

Besides 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 police man Bantu was shot dead by militants in Wanpoh Kulgam while a non-local labour from Bihar Shankar Kumar Choudary was shot dead by militants in Nihama Kulgam.

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

The data available 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 in May, 11 in June, 31 militants in July, 16 in August and 8 in September. (KNT)

 

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