Jammu: At least 16 terrorists have been killed in seven operations in Srinagar district in this year. This was revealed by Jammu and Kashmir’s Director General Police Dilbag Singh. The ones killed also include Hizbul Mujahideen commander Junaid Sehrai.

He also added that based on the specific information police and the Central Reserved Police Force (CRPF) launched an operation in Batmaloo on Thursday in which three terrorists were killed.

However, he added that a Deputy Commandant of the CRPF leading the operation was injured while a woman, Kausar Riyaz, was killed in the exchange of fire.

“Her death is an unfortunate loss, I express sympathy with the family of the deceased,” he said.

“Five of the 16 terrorists killed this year belonged to Srinagar while the rest of them were from other districts,” he said.

He did not mince words when he also said 2020 was a better year compared to 2019. 

“72 anti-terror operations have been carried out this year in which 177 terrorists were killed, including 12 in the Jammu region,” he said.

He said of the 177 terrorists killed, 22 were foreign terrorists.

“This shows the involvement of Pakistan in fomenting terrorism in Kashmir,” the DGP said.

He said Pakistan is making efforts to revive terror outfits like Al Badr and float new terror ones.

“Most of the terrorist activities are planned and executed by the Pakistani agencies in Karachi,” he said.

He said 20 persons who had earlier joined terrorism have shunned violence and joined their families.