J&K , 1/5: As security forces have stepped up anti-terror operations, Jammu and Kashmir police have set a target to bring down the number of active militants to below 100 by year.
The killing of 64 militants in the first four months of this year has already brought down the number of operational militants in Kashmir down to 150. In April, 23 militants were killed in 14 encounters across J&K while 13 were neutralized in March, seven in February and 21 in January.
For the first time in the last over three decades of militancy in Kashmir, the number of active militants had come down to less than 200 by the end of 2021. However, according to police figures, targeted killings by the militants have also claimed the lives of two dozen civilians in Kashmir since October 2021.