Security forces have killed seven militants, including four Pakistani nationals in three counterinsurgency operations in Kupwara, Kulgam and Pulwama districts of Kashmir in less than 24 hours, officials said on Monday.
“24 terrorists killed in 20 days, ahead of Yatra anti-terror operations intensified. Total 114 terrorists including 32 Pakistani terrorists killed in Kashmir valley this year so far,” IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar said.
“Four Pakistani terrorists affiliated with Lashkar-i-Toiba have been killed in Kupwara Lolab Encounter, we are still searching the area, besides in Kulgam 2 terrorist each of Lashkar and Jaish were killed and one unidentified terrorist was killed in Pulwama. All operations were carried jointly with the army on a specific input generated by Jammu Kashmir police,” IGP added.
Kumar further said that among seven killed militants, five were linked with Lashkar-i-Toiba, one with JeM and four have been identified as Pakistani and three local.