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Over 100 militants killed in Kashmir so far this year: IGP

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Srinagar: Inspector General of police, Vijay Kumar on Tuesday said that around 101 militants have been killed in Kashmir division so far.

“Today, by the collective efforts of @JmuKmrPolice, @ChinarcorpsIA, @crpfindia and people of #Kashmir have led to #neutralisation of more than 100 # miitants in the year of 2021 so far in Kashmir division: IGP Kashmir,” Kashmir zone police Tweeted.

 

Earlier, one more militant has been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Pethseer village of Sopore in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district, taking the toll to three, officials said here.

An official said that a joint team of Police, Army 52 RR and CRPF 177,179 and 92 cordoned off the village following inputs about the presence of militants in the area.

He said that as the forces zeroed in on the suspected spot, the militants fired at the security forces that was retaliated, triggering an encounter.

He said that in the ensuing gunfight one more militant has been killed, taking the toll to 3, while search operation in the area is going on. (KNO)