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62 militants and 47 locals murdered in Kashmir so far this year: IGP

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IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that of the slain militants, 39 belonged to LeT, 15 to Jaish, six to Hizb and two were affiliated with Al-Badr outfit

JAMMU: Police on Thursday said that 62 militants have been killed in Kashmir so far this year including 47 locals.

In a statement issued this morning, IGP Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that of the slain militants, 39 belonged to LeT, 15 to Jaish, six to Hizb and two were affiliated with Al-Badr outfit.

Pertinently, the two Al-Badr militants identified by police as Aijaz Hafiz and Shahid Ayoub were killed in a gunfight that broke out on Wednesday in Mitrigam area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

“Total #terrorists killed in encounters so far this year= 62. Terror Outfit wise: LeT = 39, JeM=15, HM =06, Al-Badr =02. Among the total 62 killed terrorists, 47 were local terrorists & 15 #foreign terrorists, ” IGP Kashmir said in a statement.

 

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