42 foreign among 172 militants killed in Kashmir in 2022: ADGP Kumar

SRINAGAR — Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Kashmir, Vijay Kumar on Saturday said that 172 militants including 42 foreign militants were killed in 93 encounters in Kashmir in the year 2022.

He said maximum militants were killed from LeT/TRF outfit whose number is (108) followed by JeM (35), HM (22), Al-Badr (4) and AGuH outfit (3).

This year, 100 fresh recruitments into militant ranks were reported showing a decline of 37% compared to last year. Maximum (74) joined LeT. Out of total recruitment, 65 militants neutralised in encounters, 17 militants arrested and 18 militants are still active, he said.

The life span of newly recruited militants declined drastically. Out of total 65 newly recruited militants killed this year, 58 (89%) were neutralised within first month of their joining, he added.

He further said that this year huge quantities of weapons (360) were recovered during encounters and modules’ busting which include 121 AK series rifles, 08 M4 Carbine & 231 pistols. Besides, timely seizure of IEDs, Sticky Bombs and Grenades averted major terror incidents. — (KIMS)