Srinagar, June 22: Six operational commanders of different militant groups active in Kashmir Valley have been killed this year, officials said on Monday.
In all 106 militants have been so far this year and among those slain include six operational commanders of outfits like Hizbul-Mujahideen, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Ansaar Gazwatul Hind.
“They include Riyaz Naikoo, Abdul Rehman alias Fauji Bhai, Zubair, Qari Yasir, Junaid Sehri, Burhan Koka, Haider and Tayab Walid,” a senior police officer said.
Addressing reporters here on Sunday last, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar said the 106 militants were killed so far this year while “100 to 200 militants are still active”.
After wiping out militancy in South Kashmir, our focus will shift towards North Kashmir, IGP added.(GNS)