In a first, Govt forces killings exceed those of militants in November

Srinagar, Dec 2: This year November is the only month when Joint Forces killings exceeded those of militants in Jammu and Kashmir.

Though Joint Forces neutralized 12 militants in the month of November, but it lost 16 personnel in different militancy related incidents. Most of the killings of Forces personnel occurred due to cross border shelling from Pakistan.

As per data available Kashmir witnessed 34 killings in the month of November. Among these 34 killings, 12 are militants, 6 civilians, 2 BSF personnel, a cop and 13 army soldiers.

Among the militants, forces  managed to kills  Hizb top commander Dr Saifullah in November in a gunfight in Rangreith area of Srinagar outskirts. Suspected militants gunned down a black smith Muhammad Ayoub in Tral area of Pulwama.

A policeman Ishfaq Ahmed was found dead in mysterious circumstances in Archindhama Budgam.

A civilian Abid Ahmed and two militants were killed in Meej Pampore during a gunfight.

Three army soldiers and a BSF man besides three militants were killed in Machil encounter when Joint Forces foiled an infiltration bid.

Two militants were killed in Kutapora hamlet of South Kashmir’s Shopian in a gunfight.

Four soldiers, a BSF man and 4 civilians killed in Pakistan shelling in different locations of North Kashmir. In the same month, four militants were killed in Nagrota gunfight but the truck driver ferrying militants managed to escape from the spot.

Three soldiers were killed in two different incidents of cross border shelling Rajouri district of Jammu region.

A Junior Commissioned Officer was killed in Pakistan firing in Poonch.

In the month of November, militants in an audacious attack killed two soldiers Sepoy Rattan Lal of 163 Territorial Army and Sepoy Deshmukh of 101 Territorial Army in HMT area Srinagar outskirts.

The slain soldiers were attached to 2nd Unit of Rashtriya Rifles. Militants later on made a purported video of this attack viral on social media. (KNT)

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