‘Slain include 26 foreign militants of which 14 from JeM, 12 of LeT’
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday informed that as many as 78 militants have been killed in 50 military operations that took place across kashmir since the beginning of this year.
Top police officials privy to the figures said that since January this year, a series of anti-militancy operations were launched by the armed forces, on the basis of credible leads about the presence of militants.
They said that armed forces have killed 78 militants in 50 military operations across Kashmir.
“Of the 78 killed militants, 26 were foreigners,” they said, adding “around 43 hybrid militants have been arrested” as well.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that out of 26 foreign militants 12 belong to the militant outfit group named Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and 14 from Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) outfit.
Earlier, Police said that three Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in a military operation in Kupwara district when a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the Indian Army intercepted a group infiltrating into the Valley.
This was the second military operation in north Kashmir in two days. On Wednesday morning, three Pakistani militants and a policeman were killed in Kreeri village in Baramulla. (KNO)