Srinagar : 106 killed this year so far, among three slain at Zonimar gunfight, 2 are locals, one still unidentified, in Yesterday’s Kulgam encounter, one militant killed, Jaish commander left behind US made M-4 gun, Kathua aerial consignment was meant for Jaish Commander Furqan,
Inspector General of Police Kashmir range, Vijay Kumar, said that the number of active terrorists in Kashmir is between 100 to 200 and 106 terrorists have been killed this year so far. He said that there may have been some successful infiltration bids as well this year so far.
Addressing a press conference at police control room Srinagar, the IGP Kashmir said that when he joined there were 252 active terrorists in Kashmir and at present the number is between 100 to 200. “ The reason for this number is that there may have been some successful infiltration bids as well this year so far,” he said, police doesn’t go by numbers and its job is to kill terrorists wherever it gets a lead about the presence of terrorists.
On Today’s encounter at Zonimar, Kadikadal area of Srinagar’s downtown, the Kashmir police chief said that late yesterday night, police received a tip off about the presence of three terrorists. “A siege was laid and hectic efforts were made to ensure surrender of terrorists.
Two of the three were locals and we brought their families and made repeated announcement on loudspeakers through area elders and also by the parents,” he said, adding that the hiding terrorists lobbed grenades and fired at the security forces, triggering an encounter. “In the ensuing encounter three terrorists were killed,” he said.
Two among the three have been identified and there families will be allowed to participate in the last rites either in Handwara or Baramulla district of north Kashmir. “The identity of third slain is being ascertained,” he said.
The IGP said that the slain were listed as the Islamic State of J&K terrorists and police records but there were reports that they had joined Hizb of late.