Kashmir: 100 terrorists killed in over 5 months, quicker than last year

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File photo of recoveries made after an encounter in Kashmir. Representative pic.

Srinagar: While Pakistan’s ISI engineered an increase in the targeted terror killings in Kashmir in the recent months, security forces stepped up their operations, which resulted in the elimination of 100 terrorists in less than five and a half months.

Last year, during the same period, the tally of terrorists killed was 50, while the 100-mark was achieved in August, according to the police statistics.

Kashmir Zone Inspector General of Police Vijay Kumar, while giving details of anti-terror operations in the Valley this year, said 29 foreigners were among the 100 terrorists killed during various encounters in Kashmir so far.

“100 terrorists (71 local & 29 foreign) killed in different encounters in 5 months & 12 days this year in 2022,” said a tweet by Kashmir Zone police, quoting Kumar.

“50 terrorists (49 local & 01 foreign) were killed last year in 2021 in the same duration,” it added.

Kumar said Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) suffered the maximum damage, losing 63 terrorists while Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) lost 24 terrorists during this year.

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Both LeT and JeM are Pakistan-based terrorist outfits, enjoying all the help from the Pakistani establishment.

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On the other hand, 17 security forces personnel lost their lives in the line of duty — 8 policemen, 5 Army personnel and 2 each CRPF and Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel.

The killing of 100 terrorists this year happened much earlier as compared to the last year.

Last year, the number was reached in more than 8 months on August 24.

In the year 2020, security forces killed 225 terrorists.