Bloody June: 44 militants killed in 26 days in J&K

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Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in Kashmir (Photo: Reshi Irshad)

SRINAGAR — June has been the bloodiest month in Jammu and Kashmir as 44 militants have been killed in 26 days so far.

As per data available with us, at least 44 militants have been killed in 26 days in June in Jammu and Kashmir.

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As per the data, the first encounter took place at Saimoh area in south Kashmir’s Tral in which two militants were killed. In the next gunfight on June 03 at Astan Mohalla Kangan area of Pulwama district, a top Jaish-e-Mohammad militant commander among three were killed.

On June 04, one militant was killed in Kalakote area in Rajouri district. Similarly, on June 07, a top commander among five militants were killed in Reban area of Shopian in south Kashmir.

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Four militants were killed in Pinjora area of Shopian district on June 08. While on June 11, five militants were killed in Sungoo Hendhama area of Shopian district.

On June 13, two militants were killed in Nirpora area of Kulgam in south Kashmir. Hizb commander among three militants were killed in Turkawangam area of Shopian district on June 16.

On June 18, three militants were killed in Meej Pampore area of Pulwama. Similarly, on June 18, five militants were killed in the Bandpawa area of Shopian.

One militant was killed in Likhidipora area of Kulgam on June 20. On June 21, three militants were killed in Pozwalpora area of Zunimar in Srinagar.

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On June 23, two militants were killed in the Bandzoo area of Pulwama. On June 25, two militants were killed in Hardshiva area of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district. While on June 26, three militants were killed in Chewa Ullar area of Tral in Pulwama district.

IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar recently said, “I had stated earlier that from next month, we will shift focus to north Kashmir. Let this month end first. In the remaining days, we will clean remaining militants from South and accordingly move to North,” he said.

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