Srinagar, June 19: Director General of Police (J&K) Dilbagh Singh on Friday said 50 Hibz militants alone among 102 were killed this year sofar in Jammu and Kashmir.
As per KINS correspondent addressing a joint press conference at the army’s Srinagar based 15 Corps headquarters post South Kashmir gunfights, DGP said this year so far 102 have been killed in various operations.
He said “There have been only one or two civilian casualties and that’s because of the extra-ordinary restraint exercised the forces on ground,”.
DGP said that “This year 49 youth had joined various militant ranks of which 27 were killed. It doesn’t give us a pleasure to kill young boys. But if anybody picks up arms we will do what we are doing.”
Pertinently,Eight militants were killed in last 24 hours in southern region of Kashmir.
In Meej area of Pampore three militants were killed, while five militants were slain in another gunfight in Shopian.
June has been the bloodiest month in south Kashmir’s Shopian district where 22 militants have been killed in last 12 days.
As per figure available with news agency Kashmir (KINS), 22 militants including some top commanders have been killed in the current month in Shopian district so far.
On Friday morning, five militants were killed in a gunfight with forces in Shopian.
As per the data on June 7, a gunfight broke out in Reban Shopian in which five militants were killed.
Four militants were killed in Pinjor Shopian on June 8.
On June 11, five militants were killed In Sugoo Hendhama area of Shopian.
In Turkawangam Shopian gunfight which was reported on June 16, three militants including a top Hibz commander were killed. (KINS)