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J&k Police Reports That 32 Of The 118 Terrorists Killed This Year Were Foreigners

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  • The Kashmir Valley is still being targeted by the J&K Police's campaign against terrorism.
  • The security forces' punitive action comes as the number of targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits and outsiders has increased in the Kashmir Valley.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police said on Monday that 118 terrorists have been slain in the Kashmir Valley so far this year. 32 foreign terrorists have been killed as a result of these.

“118 terrorists have been slain in Kashmir so far this year, including 32 terrorists from other countries. In total, 55 terrorists were murdered in 2021, including 2 international terrorists, during the same period. Vijay Kumar, inspector general for Kashmir Zone, claimed that out of 118 terrorists, 77 are from the Lashkar-e-Toiba, which is supported by Pakistan, and 26 are from the Jaish-e-Mohammed organisation.

“Terrorists can’t stop our attempts to bring peace to the valley by killing innocent civilians, including women, children, unarmed police officers, and outside labourers. In particular, against foreign terrorists, our CT operations will continue simultaneously in all 3 regions of Kashmir, Kumar continued.

The Kashmir Valley is still being targeted by the J&K Police’s campaign against terrorism. Another development saw the police attaching five homes when it was discovered that the owners were providing refuge to terrorists, according to a statement from the J&K Police.

According to the Jammu and Kashmir Police, one house each was attached within the jurisdiction of Nowhatta, Pantha Chowk, and Zakura police stations, while two houses were attached in the Parimpora police station’s authority.

The security forces’ punitive action comes as the number of targeted killings of Kashmiri Pandits and outsiders has increased in the Kashmir Valley.

The Narendra Modi administration has taken actions in the past and would take more in the future to protect vulnerable groups, according to national security advisor Ajit Doval in an interview with news agency ANI. The best course of action, he advised, is to engage in offensive operations against terrorists and find them all.

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