‘More than 64% of youth who joined militancy in J&K were killed within a year’. India News – Times of India

Srinagar/New Delhi: Youth joining terror ranks in Jammu and Kashmir They have a “short shelf life” with more than 64 percent of those being killed. security forces Within a year, officials said on Sunday.
He said security forces, with the help of a strong on-ground intelligence network, intensified counter-insurgency operations in the first five months of this year, although continued violence in South Kashmir remains a cause for concern.
Citing figures of terrorists neutralized between January 1 and May 31 this year, officials said 64.1 per cent of new terror recruits were eliminated within a year. He said only 26.6 per cent of terrorist recruitments lasted for more than 12 months, while the fate of 9.3 per cent of them remained untraceable.
Giving more details, officials said that 28.1 per cent terrorists were killed within a month, 54.7 per cent within six months and 59.4 per cent within nine months.
Officials said 70 to 75 youths have joined various terror groups. Kashmir Valley In the first five months of this year. Last year’s figure was close to the same.
He said that South Kashmir remains a hotbed of terrorism in the Valley as 59 terrorists were killed by security forces in the region in the first five months of this year, while 31 such killings took place in Central and North Kashmir.
Of the total 90 terrorists killed in the Valley between January and May, 26 were Pakistani nationals and the number is much higher than the previous year when 182 terrorists, including 20 foreigners, were killed in 100 counter-insurgency operations. officials said.
Officials said that 45 terrorists were arrested during this period with a huge cache of arms and ammunition, AK assault rifles with analysis and intelligence inputs, improvised explosive devices and sticky bombs besides pistols aimed at targeted killings. A large supply of
Officials said that of the 90 terrorists killed in 47 encounters during an infiltration bid from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir into the Valley, six were gunned down along the Line of Control (LoC). Since January this year, 52 terrorists have been neutralized and 18 others have been arrested.
Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was second on the chart, with 20 terrorists killed and four others arrested, followed by Hizbul Mujahideen (11 dead and one arrested) and Al-Badr (four dead and three arrested). ). Officials said the identity of the three remaining terrorists killed could not be ascertained.
Officials said 59 terrorists were gunned down and 10 others arrested in four districts of south Kashmir-Pulwama, Anantnag, Kulgam and Shopian. Srinagar They killed 11 terrorists including four Pakistani terrorists and arrested four others.
Pulwama district recorded the highest number of 27 killings of terrorists, including seven foreigners, followed by Anantnag (12), Kulgam (11) and Shopian (nine). Officials said that among the 11 terrorists killed in Kulgam, five were foreign terrorists.
Officials said seven militants were killed and eight others arrested in central Kashmir’s Budgam district, while Ganderbal district, which also falls in central Kashmir, saw the least number of terrorist activities, with only one terrorist in an encounter. was killed in
In north Kashmir, which is being used by terrorists as a gateway for infiltration into the Valley from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, officials said a total of 12 terrorists, including 10 foreigners, were killed and 23 others arrested.
Of these, six terrorists, including five foreigners, were killed in the border districts of Kupwara, three foreigners in Baramulla and three others, including two foreigners, in Bandipora. He said that 18 from Baramulla district and five others from Bandipora district have also been arrested.
During the five-month period, there were a total of 61 incidents triggered by terrorists from across the Valley and half of them were reported from Pulwama and Srinagar districts, officials said.
He said a large number of weapons including AK rifles and pistols have been recovered from the slain and arrested terrorists, indicating that the availability of weapons has increased.
Officials said another startling trend was noticed, which was apparently a large influx of pistols to carry out targeted killings.
Officials said that around 350 pistols were recovered by security forces during anti-militancy operations since January this year, of which 92 were seized in the month of May, the first time five IEDs were also recovered in May this year, in which Intelligence was pointed out. Use of magnetic bombs, also known as lathi bombs, by terrorists.