22 foreign among 177 militants killed in J&K this year: DGP

Srinagar, September 17: Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh today said that 177 militants have been killed this year in J&K.

Giving details to media, DGP said that 165 militants have been killed in Kashmir and 12 in Jammu region.

Singh said that this year so far 177 militants have been killed in 72 operations which include 22 foreign militants as well.

He said that Pakistan is trying to float new outfits to create confusion while efforts are being made to revive Al-Badr.

“We are aware of this and counter programs and strategies are being adopted,” Singh said, adding, that despite huge efforts by militants and their handlers across, 20 youth who had tread the wrong path returned back.

The DGP termed the alleged assaults on mediamen at encounter sites as unfortunate stating that such things shouldn’t take place. “But at times, during operations, our men have high temper which result in such incidents. I reiterate that media and policemen are each other’s good friends,” he said.


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