Srinagar: The security forces successfully eliminated 8 terrorists in the last 24 hours in Jammu and Kashmir in two different operations.
In a joint press conference, GOC 15 Corps Lt Gen Baggavalli Somashekhar Raju and Jammu and Kashmir DGP Dilbag Singh today spoke over the encounters in Pampore’s Meej and Shopian’s Munand area.
“We have neutralised eight terrorists in two different operations in the last 24 hours. In one encounter we neutralised three terrorists who were next to the mosque. Extreme restraint was exercised by security forces to ensure that no damage was caused to the structure,” Lt Gen Raju said.
“It is Kashmiri people’s belief in peace which is leading to these successful operations and I am sure that at the end of next few months they will be abale to take this process forward and ensure that normalcy is brought in,” he said.
“In all these operations, we had just one or two civilian casualties which mean security forces exercised extraordinary restraint that is becase we want to reconnect with the people,” he said.
About 100 terrorists have been shot down dead in the last few months.