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62 terrorists killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year, 39 belonged to LeT: Police | Latest News India

Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

As many as 62 terrorists have been killed to this point this year in varied encounters in Jammu and Kashmir, police stated on Thursday. Of these, 47 have been locals, the police added. Vijay Kumar, inspector-general of police (Kashmir), stated 32 have been neutralised inside three months of becoming a member of the ranks of varied terror outfits. “Due to enhanced Humint, Techint and focused operations, the surviving rate of terrorists is drastically decreasing,” Kashmir Zone Police tweeted quoting Kumar.

As many as 39 of the 62 hailed from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), whereas 15 belonged to Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) – each are Pakistan-based terrorist organisations. Eight have been from regionally lively organisations Hizbul Mujahideen (six) and Al-Badr (two).

The two from Al-Badr have been killed in an encounter in Pulwama early this morning. They have been recognized as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayub, and two AK rifles have been recovered after an encounter between them and a joint crew of police and Army officers.

Kumar stated Hafiz and Ayub have been concerned in a collection of assaults on labourers from exterior Jammu and Kashmir between March and April this year.

This comes solely 4 days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a number of initiatives price 20,000 crore in the Palli Panchayat space of the Kashmir Valley’s Samba district.

This was Modi’s first go to to Jammu and Kashmir because the abrogation of Article 370 in 2019.

During his 40-minute speech on the event of the National Panchayati Raj Day, Modi stated the revocation of particular standing had allowed individuals of the Valley to avail the advantages of varied central schemes and the Panchayati Raj system. He additionally reached out to the youth, assuring them that they’d not undergo like their dad and mom and grandparents.


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