118 ultras killed in J&K this year; LeT, JeM lose most

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118 ultras killed in J&K this year; LeT, JeM lose most

Wednesday, 22 June 2022 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Pakistan-based two terrorist outfits Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) have suffered the  maximum brunt of sustained anti-terrorist operations across Kashmir valley this year.  Out of 118 terrorists killed so far 77 belonged to LeT and 26 were cadre of JeM.

Meanwhile, a joint team of security forces Tuesday eliminated four more terrorists in two different encounters in Sopore area of Baramulla and Tujjan area of Pulwama.

According to Senior Superintendent of Police, Pulwama GH Jelani Wani, "one of the killed terrorist in Pulwama encounter, identified as Mazid Nazir, was behind the killing of police Sub Inspector Farooq Ahmed Mir. His associate Abid was also killed in the encounter, police said.

Two local terrorists were also eliminated in the Tulibal area of Sopore town in the Baramulla district.

The operation was launched in the area on the basis of inputs about the presence of terrorists in one of the houses. As the security forces launched a cordon and search operation they were fired upon by the hiding terrorists leading to an encounter in which both the terrorists were eliminated.

So far 17 terrorists have beev gunned down since June 15 in different anti-terrorist operations in Kashmir valley.

Compared to previous year the security forces have eliminated 63 more terrorists than 2021.

According to IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar, "so far security forces have killed 118 terrorists including 32 foreign terrorists since Jan 1, 2022.  However, 55 terrorists including 2 foreign terrorists were killed in 2021 during the same period". Kumar said, Pakistan based Lashkar-e- Tayyeba  terrorist outfit has suffered maximum damages. Out of 118 killed terrorists, 77 were LeT cadre & 26 from Jaish-e Mohammad terror outfit.

Ever since the security forces have launched sustained operations against the terror outfits and targeting foreign terrorists they are receiving pinpointed human intelligence leading to elimination of these terrorists hiding in their safe hideouts.

In Srinagar, police attached five houses as per section 2(g) & 25 of UAP Act for being used for purpose of terrorism. It was also clearly found that such harbouring was wilful, repetitive & without any coercion. Many attacks on civilians & security forces were planned from these houses, Srinagar police tweeted.

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