At least 165 people including 83 forces personnel, 21 civilians, 61 militants among 165 persons killed in Jammu Kashmir in the first three months of the current year.
Figures available to The Kashmiriyat reveal that the month of February proved to be the bloodiest month in recent years witnessing highest number of killings.
On February 01, three Jaish were killed in a gunfight with Drubgam area of Pulwama of South Kashmir’s Pulwama. Two of them identified as Shahid Baba of Drubgam and Anaytullah of Aripal.
Unknown gunmen on the same day abducted and shot dead a girl identified as Ishrat Amin from Pulwama area.
LeT commander for Pulwama Irfan Ahmad Shiekh in Zakoora village of Awantipora on 6th February.
On February 10, Five militants of Hizb-ul-Mujahideen were killed in an encounter with forces in Kelam area of Kulgam.
On 12 February, Hilal Ahmad Rather of Begambagh who had helped Naveed Jatt escape from SMHS hospital was killed during a gunfight in Ratnipora area of Pulwama. One army man identified as Baljeet Singh was also killed.
Two militants identified as Hilal Ahmad Wani of Yaripora and Shaoib Ahmad Akhoon of Wokay were killed in Gopalpora village of Budgam district in central Kashmir on February 13.
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On February 14, a Jaish militant Adil Ahmad Dar of Kakpora area of Pulwama rammed his car into a CRPF convoy near Lethpora Pulwama. In the deadliest ever suicide bombing, 49 CRPF men were killed.
On 17 February, three Jaish e Muhammad militants belonging to Jaish were killed in a day long encounter in Pinglana village of Pulwama. Four army men including a Major and a cop fell to the bullets of militants.
The DIG south Kashmir, Nitish Kumar, a lieutenant Col and a Brigadier were also wounded.
On February 22, two unidentified militants were killed in Warpora area of Sopore in a gunfight with government forces.
Three Jaish Militants, DSP of Jammu Kashmir Police were killed during an encounter in Turigam area of Kulgam on February 24.
On February 27, two more militants including a local identified as Suhail Nazir of Saidpora were killed during a gunfight in Meemandar village of Shopian.
48 persons were also killed in the month of March that includes 14 civilians, 19 militants and 15 forces personnel.
On March 03, three Militants were killed in an encounter with Government Forces including 22 RR of Indian Army in the Babagund area of Langate in Handwara belt of North Kashmir’s Kupwara District.
On March 05, Two Militants were killed in an encounter that raged between militants and Government forces at Reshi Mohalla area of Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District.
March 10, Another encounter raged in Tral belt of South Kashmir’s Pulwama, two Militants were killed in the encounter
Seven Militants were killed in three separate encounters that raged in the Kashmir valley on March 21.
On 28 March, five Militants were killed during two separate encounters in Kellar Shopian and Yaroo area of Kupwara District.
On March 30, a civilian was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Baramulla’s main town.
On April 01, Four Militants were killed during an encounter with Government Forces at Lassipora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama, The Slain Militant were identified as Tawseef Ahmad Pal of Lassipora (LET), Zaffar Ahmad Pal of Dangarpura Shopian, Aaqib Ah Kumar of Hillow imam sahab Shopian and Mohammed Shafi bhat of Sedow Shopian.
On April 03, a former PDP Panch was shot dead when unknown gunmen barged into his house in Kulgam district. (The Kashmiriyat)