’64 militants killed in JK this year so far, 39 from LeT alone’
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir has reported 14 military operations against militants in the month of April in which 23 militants were killed.
As per the data available, of the 14 military operations, 13 were reported in Kashmir division and one in Jammu.
Data states that 64 militants were killed in JK this year so far and among them, two were killed in Jammu division and 62 in Kashmir.
Among 64 militants killed 17 were non-locals and 47 locals and most of them 39 were affiliated with LeT, 17 with Jaish, 06 with Hizb and two with Al-badr outfit.
On April 01, Muneeb Ahmad Sheikh, son of Shah Mohd Sheikh, a resident of Tak Mohalla Shopian, affiliated with LeT was killed in a military operation in Turkwangam.
“On April 06, two LeT militants namely Umar Nabi Teli alias Talha son of Ghulam Nabi Teli, resident of Ladoo Khrew and Shafat Muzaffar Sofi alias Muavia son of Muzaffar Ahmad Sofi, resident of Batagund Tral were killed in Arigam Tral,” the data states “On 07 April, after a brief exchange of fire militants managed to give a slip to forces in Haripora area of Shopian. On 09 April, a militant identified as LeT commander Nisar Ahmad Dar alias Musaib son of Gh Hassan Dar, a resident of Redwani Bala, Kulgam was killed in Sirhama Anantnag.”
The data states that on 09 April, militants managed to give slip to armed forces after a brief exchange of fire in Check-i-Samad area of Kulgam district.
“On 10 April, two non-local militants were killed in Bishembarnagar area of Srinagar. On 13 April, two Jaish militants including a Pakistani commander Jameel Pasha and hybrid militant Sameer Ahmad Sofi son of Farooq Ahmad Sofi, resident of Amshipora, Shopian were killed in Khur Batpora Kulgam,” the data adds. “On 14 April, four newly recruited militants identified as Showkeen Ahmad Thoker son of M. Abdullaah Thoker and Farooq Ahmed Bhat son of Abdul Salam Bhat both residents of Sugan Shopian and Aqib Ahmad Thoker son of Farooq Ahmad Thoker and Waseem Ahamd Thoker son of Abdul Gani Thoker both residents of Heffkhuri Shopian were killed in Badigam Shopian.”
On 16 April, militants managed to give slip to forces in Watnar area of Kokernag in Anantnag after a brief gunfight, however, an armed forces perosnnel identified as Neeshan singh was killed in the initial exchange of fire, the data states.
“On 22 April, two non-local militant and a CISF personnel was killed in Sunjwan Jammu. On 22 April, three militants including a top LeT commander Mohammad Yousuf Kantroo were killed in Malwah area of Baramullah. On 23 April, two non-local jaish militants were killed in Mirhama area of Kulgam district. On 24 April, three LeT militants Arif Ahmad Hazar alias Rehan (deputy of LeT’s top commander Basit), Abu Huzaifa alias Haqqani (Pakistani) and Natish Wani alias Haider, a resident of Khanyar, Srinagar were killed in Pahoo Pulwama,” reads the data.
“On 28 April, two Al-Badr militants identified as Aijaz Hafiz of Dalipora and Shahid Ayub of Dheeri Murran were killed in an in Mitrigam Pulwama.”
Meanwhile, as per the data available, JK reported 39 military operations in the ongoing year so far and among them, 25 were reported in south Kashmir.
“Pulwama including Awantipora reported nine military operations, Shopian witnessed eight military operations, Srinagar reported seven, Kulgam reported six, Budgam, Anantnag and Kupwara reported two military operations each while as Ganderbal, Baramulla and Jammu reported one operation each,” the data adds
In January among 12 military operations, three were reported in Kulgam district while Srinagar, Budgam, Pulwama and Shopian witnessed two operations besides that one military operation was reported in Kupwara district, the data states further, adding that “In February, Shopian witnessed three encounters while Srinagar and Pulwama witnessed one operation each, however, rest seven districts witnessed zero military operations.”
The data states that in March, Srinagar and Pulwama including Awantipora witnessed three military operations each while Kupwara and Ganderbal witnessed one operation each, however, the rest six districts witnessed zero operations in the Month. (KNO)