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Proud of J&K Police: Modi

Proud of J&K Police: Modi
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on Saturday lauded the valour of police forces of the country, especially from for their role in countering Militants

The PM’s praise came on the day when six Kashmiri militants were gunned down by a joint team of the Army, (CRPF) troopers and men from special operations group (SOG) of the 

The killed militants belonged to Ansar Ghazwatul Hind, an Al Qaeda-affiliate group.

Soliha, the deputy of Zakir Musa, also known as Rehaan Khan, was killed in the encounter in the Tral area after the group of hiding militants fired at security forces who had surrounded the Arampora village following specific inputs about the terrorists’ presence.

Addressing the valedictory ceremony at the Conference of of Police at Kevadiya in Gujarat, Modi said he was “proud of the police force in for their role in countering terrorists, and successfully engaging them”.

According to an estimate, the current year saw the highest number of individuals being killed in conflict in the last one decade. The toll is estimated to be as high as 413 persons, including 237 militants, 94 civilians and 81 armed forces personnel.

Out of the 237 militants, 163 were killed since June this year, the month when rule was imposed after BJP broke its alliance with the Mehbooba Mufti-led PDP, bringing down the government.

Last week also, three militants, including two minors, were gunned down by the security officers in the outskirts of the state capital  The militants belonged to terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, sources said.

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