Srinagar: On an average a militant was killed every day in Jammu and Kashmir in the first three weeks of current April month.
From past 24 days, 23 militants have been killed in erstwhile state.
These militants were killed in Kharbatapora Kulgam, Keran, Armpora Sopore, Keegam and Melhora Shopian, Dachen Kishtwar, Kharpora Bijbehara and Goripora Pulwama. Some of the militants killed were top Commanders.
April witnessed the highest number of militant casualties. The number stands at 23. In January 17 militants were killed while 8 were neutralized in February and 7 in March.
“On an average a militant was killed every day in Valley this month. We neutralized 23 militant this month and it is really a big success. Besides, large number militant sympathizers have been apprehended,” said a police official.
The ongoing month witnessed 41 casualties. “Besides 23 militants, 11 government forces personnel including 5 soldiers, 4 troopers and 2 policemen and 7 civilians were killed in first three week of the ongoing month.
Among the 7 civilians killed this month, three became prey of cross border shelling. (KNT)