Srinagar, Aug 10: Six top militant commanders, including LeT’s Abu Dujana, and Burhan Wani’s successor Sabzar Ahmad Bhat of Hizbul Mujahideen, were among 132 militants killed in encounters with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, so far this year, according to official figures.
Security forces and police are going after the militants, as they have fiercely intensified operations to hunt them down by acting on the hit-list of top militant leaders in Kashmir.
The number of militants killed in the past seven months this year is the highest in the same period over the past seven years.
“As many as 132 militants have been killed in encounters with police and security forces in Kashmir Valley in over seven months this year,” a senior security official told. (PTI)