Bandipora encounter: 125-130 terrorists killed in Kashmir Valley this year, says Lt Gen J S Sandhu

Updated On : 19 Nov , 2017 , 03:16 PM
New Delhi:

A joint press conference was held on Sunday by 15 Corps Commander Lt Gen JS Sandhu, DGP SP Vaid, GOC Victor force and IG Operations CRPF on Bandipora encounter in which six terrorists were neutralised.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 15 Corps Lt Gen J S Sandhu said that after receiving specific information, they had launched joint operation by CRPF, Army, J&K Police in which six terrorists were eliminated.

“All were foreign terrorists. Commend all agencies who worked to ensure success of the operation,” he said.

Sandhu informed that the security forces have killed about 190 terrorists as on date in 2017.

“Out of these 190, 80 are local terrorists and 110 foreign. Out of these 110, 66 terrorists were killed near the LoC while infiltrating,” he said.

While defining it as remarkable achievement, he said this year they have killed approximately 125-130 terrorists in the hinterland of Kashmir Valley which has resulted a remarkable change in the situation.

Sandhu said that they had launched several operations in Hajin are from mid September and they were practically launching search operations on a daily basis. “We had inducted special forces into the area,” he said.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid said Kashmir valley needs to be free from violence, terror, guns and drugs.

He said it was a commendable joint effort by the agencies and soldiers. “Wish very soon we can see Kashmir free of violence,” he said.

While speaking on ISIS mouthpiece claiming responsibility of Zakura encounter in Srinagar, Vaid said, "It is yet to be verified, I don't think ISIS has any imprints here."

First Published : Sunday, November 19, 2017 02:47 PM
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