30 militants killed in 15 encounters across Kashmir during the ongoing month. Top LeT commander killed in ongoing Kulgam gunfight...

30 militants killed in 15 encounters across Kashmir during the ongoing month.    Top LeT commander killed in ongoing Kulgam gunfight...

FAROOQ RATHER.

HT CORRESPONDENT

 

Kulgam Jul 26: Rough analysis of last 25 day depicts that about 30 militants were killed in various gunbattles across South Kashmir districts of Shopian, Pulwama, Kulgam and Anantnag.

        Post Covid restrictions, the security agencies have intensifyed the counter-insurgency operations across Kashmir. South Kashmir has been on the top of the agenda as far as the number of militants killed is considered.

      A top Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) commander was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants at Gurwatan Aharbal belt of Damhal Hanjipora in South Kashmir's Kulgam district on Monday.

 

A senior police officer told this Correspondent that a militant identified as LeT commander Amir Ahmad Mir from Chaki Choland Shopain ,who was active since 2017 was killed while the operation is on in the area.

 

He said that a joint team of Police, Army’s 62 RR and CRPF launched a Cordon and Search Operation (CASO) on specific information about the presence of militants in the area.

 

“As the joint team of forces approached towards the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them, which retaliated, triggering an encounter,” he added.

        Figures available with Headlines Today suggest that around 30 militants were killed this month alone in Southern districts of Kashmir.

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