‘91 militants killed this year so far, slain include 53 from LeT outfit alone’
Srinagar: Kashmir valley reported 17 military operations in the month of May in which 27 militants and two armed forces personnel were killed.
As per the data, of the 17 military operations, 10 were reported in south Kashmir, six in north Kashmir, and one in central Kashmir.
Data states that 91 militants were killed in JK this year so far and among them, two were killed in Jammu division and 89 in Kashmir division.
Among 91 militants killed 26 were non-locals and 65 locals and most of them 53 were affiliated with LeT, 24 with Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), 11 with Hizb, two with Al-Badr and affiliation of one wasn’t known.
On May 06, three Hizb militants including longest surviving commander Ashraf Molvi of Kokernag, Roshan Zameer of Aswara kanelwan in Bijbehara and Muhammad Rafiq Drangay of Hayar Bijbehara were killed in Sirchan Top area of Pahalgam.
On May 08, two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants identified as Haider, a Pakistani, and Shahbaz Shah, a local from Kulgam were killed in Cheyan Devsar area of Kulgam.
On May 09, militants managed to escape from the military operation, however, one civilian namely Shahid Ahmad, as per police, was killed during ‘cross fire’ at Pandushan area of Shopian.
On May 10, two LeT militants identified as Arif Hussain Bhat resident of Halsidar Dooru and Suhail Ahmad Lone resident of Awgam Kulgam were killed in Kreeri Anantnag.
On May 11, a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant identified as Gulzar Ganaie of Baramulla who was a part of a newly infiltrated militant group, was killed in the Srinder forest area of orth Knashmir’s Bandipora.
On May 13, two non-local LeT militants were killed in Brar Argam area of Bandipora district. On the same day, militants managed to give slip to forces after a brief exchange of fire in Marhama Bijbehara area of Anantnag district.
On May 16, a civilian namely Shoaib Ahmad Ganaie, as per police, was killed in ‘cross fire’ during military operation in Turkwangam area of Shopian district. However, villagers refuted the police claim.
On May 20, a foreign militant identified as Mohammad Muneer son of Bilal Ahmad, a resident of Jura BandiBandi, was killed in Tangdhar area of Kupwara.
On May 25, three non-local militants affiliated with JeM and a cop were killed in Kreeri area of Baramulla.
On May 26, three non-local LeT militants and an army porter were killed in Kupwara district.
Two newly recruited local militants affiliated with LeT namely Shahid Mushtaq Bhat from Hafroo Chadoora and Farhan Habib from Hakripora Pulwama who according to police killed TV artist Amreen Bhat were killed in Aganhanzipora Awantipora on May 27.
On the same day, two newly recruited LeT militants namely Shakir Ahmed Waza and Afreen Aftab Bhat, both residents of Trenz Shopian, were killed in Soura, Srinagar.
On the same day militants managed to give slip to forces after a brief exchange of fire in the Gundpora Rampora area of Bandipora.
On 28 May, two HM militants namely Ishfaq Ahmad Ganaie resident of Chakwangund Anantnag and Yawar Ayoub Dar resident of Dogripora Awantipora were killed in Sheetipora Bijbehara.
On 30 May, two local JeM militants identified as Abid Shah of Monghama Pulwama and Saqib Azad Sofi of Amshipora Shopian were killed in Gundipora Pulwama.
On May 31, two Jaish militants identified as Shahid Rather of Larow Tral and Umar from Shopian were killed in Rajpora Awantipora area of Pulwama district. (KNO)