172 militants killed in 93 military operations in JK this year, says police

Armed forces personnel stationed at the military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Zainab]

Srinagar: Additional Director General of Police Vijay Kumar on Saturday said that total of 172 militants including 42 foreign militants were killed in 93 military operations in Valley this year.

While Quoting ADGP Kashmir, The Kashmir Zone Police in series of tweets wrote, “During year 2022, total 93 operations took place in Kashmir in which 172 militants including 42 foreign militants got killed. Maximum militants killed were from LeT/TRF(108) outfit followed by JeM (35), HM (22), Al-Badr (4) and AGuH(3) outfits”.

This year, 100 fresh recruitments into militant ranks were reported showing a decline of 37% compared to last year. Maximum (74) joined LeT. Out of total recruitment, 65 militants were killed in military operations, 17 militants arrested and 18 militants are still active, police said.

The life span of newly recruited militants declined drastically. Out of total 65 newly recruited militants killed this year, 58 (89%) were killed within first month of their joining, police said.

This year huge quantities of weapons (360) were recovered during operations and modules’ busting which include 121 AK series rifles, 08 M4 Carbine and 231 pistols. Besides, seizure of IEDs, sticky bombs and grenades, the tweet mentioned.

During the year, total 26 armed forces personnel including 14 JKP personnel were killed during militant attacks/operations. Majority of militants involved in the attacks have been killed, the police added.

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