Srinagar: 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 killed so far this year. Among those slain include six operational commanders of outfits like Hizbul-Mujahideen, 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 told GNS.
Addressing reporters here on Sunday, Inspector General of Police Kashmir Range, Vijay Kumar, said 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)
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