Srinagar: Eight militants were killed by army and police personnel in separate gun battles in Kashmir in the last two weeks, an army spokesman said on Sunday.
“Undeterred by the inhospitable weather conditions, the army and police have upped the ante in their operations. It is clearly manifested in the clinical, intelligence- based operations over the past two weeks that have resulted in the elimination of eight militants in all parts of Kashmir,” an army spokesman said.
While three militants were killed in a gun battle at Lolab in Kupwara district on January 30, three ultras were gunned down in an encounter at Hajin in Bandipora district on February 5.
Two militants were killed in separate encounters in Pulwama district on January 20 and February 6, he said.
“No civilian casualty was caused in any of these operations. Army personnel always make it a point to evacuate the occupants of the affected house and areas adjacent to the scene of action to ensure safety of people,” he said.