August 2017 News

86 Of 117 Terrorists Killed In J&K This Year Were From Across The Border

1 August 2017
Times of India

Srinagar: As many as 86 of the 117 terrorists killed by the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir so far this year have been 'foreign' ones or those who have sneaked across the Line of Control from Pakistan or Pak-occupied-Kashmir like the slain Lashkar commander Abu Dujana. 'This clearly indicates that the flow of intelligence from the 'local' population against the foreign terrorists from Laskhar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed has definitely improved. Successful counter-insurgency operations, after all, are a direct result of good and real-time intelligence inputs. There also seems to be a growing schism between foreign and local terrorists,' said an official on Tuesday. Infiltration bids, incidentally, have registered a jump in the first seven months of this year as compared to the same time-frame last year, though the security forces have managed to thwart many of them. Officials say 19 infiltration bids from across the LoC have been thwarted from January till July 31 this year, in which 42 terrorists were killed. In the first seven months of 2016, 18 terrorists were killed while thwarting 11 infiltration bids.