A total of 200 militants have been killed by government forces in Kashmir this year, India today reported.
According to the report most of the slain militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), while highest number were killed in south Kashmir.
South Kashmir witnessed the killings of 109 militants while in north Kashmir the number of killed militants was 45.
Among the major operations was the killing of Abu Mateen and Abu Hamaas in March 2018, which was followed by that of Sameer Ahmad Bhat alias Sameer Tiger in Shopian on April 1.
Over the next few months, top militant commanders like Saddam Paddar, Abu Qasim and Abu Maviya were killed in May, June and July respectively.
Last month witnessed the deaths of 27 militants, which included Mannan Wani, Mehrajudin Bangroo and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi. In addition, 50 militants were apprehended while five militants surrendered before the forces, the report said.