26 Foreign Militants Killed In J&K Since January: IGP Kashmir

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar | File Photo

Srinagar- Government forces have killed 26 foreign militants affiliated to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad outfits in Jammu and Kashmir during the first five months of the year, a senior police officer said on Thursday.

“So far, 26 foreign terrorists have been neutralised this year,” Inspector General of Police Kashmir Zone Vijay Kumar said after three Lashkar militants were killed as security forces foiled an infiltration bid in Kupwara district on Thursday.

Kumar said 14 of the slain foreign militants were from Jaish, while 12 were affiliated to LeT.

Three Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were killed in an encounter at Kreeri in Baramulla district on Wednesday.

Two Lashkar militants, who were allegedly involved in killing of Kashmiri Pandit employee Rahul Bhat, were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district on May 13.

A senior army officer earlier this month said the foreign militants were compelled to come out of their hideouts to conduct operations in Kashmir as the number of local militants is coming down in the valley.

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