The number of militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year has crossed 200 and marks a “landmark for peace and stability”, the state police chief said Thursday.
“Today by the collective effort of @JmuKmrPolice, Indian Army, @crpfindia, CAPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralisation of more than 200 terrorists in the year of 2017 alone,” Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid tweeted.
The DGP’s tweet came on a day five militants were killed in two separate encounters by forces in Kashmir’s Budgam and Baramulla districts.
“This marks a huge landmark for establishing peace and stability in the state of J&K and our country,” the DGP added in another tweet.
According to reports quoting official figures, 200 militants have been killed by forces from 1 January till date this year, which is the highest since 2010, when 270 militants were killed.