JK witnessed 32 civilian, 180 militant killings and 115 military Ops this year

Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: The year 2022 saw 32 civilian, 180 militant killings, and 115 military operations against militants while local militant recruitment remained the lowest in the last six years in Jammu and Kashmir, data suggested.

The majority of operations were reported in the first six months of the year 2022. The last two months of the year saw a few operations.

As per the details, 180 militants of various outfits were killed in 115 military operations in the year 2022.

The slain militants include around 130 local militants and 50 non-locals including top commanders. The majority of slain militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba outfit.

Data reveals that the Kupwara district reported nine operations that resulted in the Killing of 16 militants including 12 affiliated with LeT and four with JeM. Baramulla district saw eight operations resulting in the killing of 15 militants and among them, eight were affiliated with LeT and seven with JeM.

Bandipora district reported three operations resulted in the killing of two JeM militants. In Central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district, there was only one encounter in which one LeT militant was killed while Budgam district reported three encounters in which seven militants including four from LeT and three from JeM.

Summer capital Srinagar reported 11 operations in which 19 militants were killed including 15 from LeT and four from AuGH.

In south Kashmir, Pulwama (along with Awantipora) reported at least 17 encounters where 37 militants including 17 from JeM, 16 from LeT and two each from AuGH and Al-Badr.

Anantnag district reported at least 12 operations in which 19 militants were killed including 11 from HM, 6 from LeT, and two from AuGH.

Shopian district reported at least 19 operations in which 26 militants were killed including 20 from LeT, four from JeM, and two from HM.

Kulgam district reported at least 18 operations in which 23 militants were killed including 10 from JeM, 9 from LeT and two each from Al-Badr and HM.

Moreover, there were several operations in several districts in which militants managed to give slip to forces after a brief exchange of fire.

Moreover, Jammu division reported nine operations in which 13 militants were killed who were affiliated with LeT/JeM.

As per data, one militant was arrested during the operation besides that around 130 militants/militant associates were arrested while six armed forces were killed and 52 were injured during operations in the Kashmir division.

The figures also suggest that 32 civilians including Kashmiri Pandits, and non-local labourers were killed in the year 2022 in Kashmir among them two civilians were killed in a grenade while one was killed in a “misfire” in Hall Shopian.

Four civilians including one each from Pandoshan Shopian, Turkwangam Shopian, Amshipora Shopian, and Redwani Kulgam during “crossfire” during operations in the year 2022.

As per data, 126 armed forces died in the year 2022 in different incidents like attacks, suicide incidents, mysterious firing, heart attacks, IED, Avalanche, helicopter crash and hit and run incidents. (KNO)


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