Ground Report | New Delhi: Local militants killed in Kashmir; So far this year 144 terrorists have been killed, while two civilians have also been killed in cross-firing during encounters. “Last year, 207 terrorists were killed and only one civilian was killed in encounters. So far only three civilians have been killed in cross-firing during encounters in the last two years, which is the lowest collateral damage in the last three decades.
According to Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) data, more than 80% of the terrorists killed in the Kashmir Valley this year were local. The CRPF is one of the largest central forces deployed in the Valley for counter-insurgency operations along with the Jammu and Kashmir Police and Army.
According to a CRPF official, till November 23 this year so far 148 terrorists have been killed, of which 127 were local and 21 were foreigners. The number of terrorists killed in the Valley in 2020 was 195.
The official said that 199 terrorists are active in the Valley. “Of the active terrorists, 110 are local and 89 are foreigners”.
The declining share of foreign terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir coincides with the strategy of the ISI and Pakistan-based terror outfits, which largely use local Kashmiris to carry out terror plans in order to mobilize terror in the Valley against the Indian Army as “indigenous”. to be presented as a rebellion”.
“While it is the ISI and its sponsored terrorist organizations that are the masterminds of the attacks in J&K, the involvement of local people in their execution on the ground gives prior scope for denial and thus global attention including the blacklisting of Pakistan by financial action. or evades sanctions.Task Force Monitoring Action Against Terror Financing and Money Laundering (FATF) (local militants killed in Kashmir)
Three terrorists, including the TRF (Lashkar-e-Taiba) commander, were killed in the firing on Wednesday in Rambagh area of Srinagar.
Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Kashmir Vijay Kumar said that one of the three killed has been identified as Mehran, a top TRF commander who was involved in the killing of two teachers and other civilians in the city. “The terrorists were traveling in a car and were given a stop signal but they opened fire in an attempt to flee the spot, but were surrounded by the police party,” he said.
According to police records, Mehran Yasin Shalla, a resident of Jamalatta area of old Srinagar went missing on May 19, 2021 and joined TRF (LeT). Two other terrorists killed have been identified as Arafat Ahmed Sheikh of Nikolora, Pulwama and Manzoor Ahmad Mir of Babar, Pulwama.
In a statement, a police spokesperson said that acting swiftly on “our own specific inputs” regarding the movement of terrorists in Rambagh area of Srinagar, a small team of Srinagar Police intercepted a suspicious Santro vehicle. indicated. “However, the terrorists started firing indiscriminately at the police party from inside the car while they were trying to escape from the spot under the cover of firing.
However, the fire was retaliated effectively, which was followed by firing,” the spokesperson said, adding, “In the ensuing encounter, three terrorists were killed and Lashkar (TRF) terrorist commander Mehran Yasin Shalla, Jamalatta, Srinagar, Manzoor Ahmed Mir Identified as Babar, Pulwama and Arafat Ahmed Sheikh residents of Nikolora, Pulwama.