One thousand militants active in Jammu Kashmir

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Srinagar, Jun 21: Police in Indian Kashmir is on an alert to battle out militants from the region. According to a top police official, a large number of militants are present in the disputed area.

Addressing media on the sidelines of a passing out parade, police Director General Kulkdeep Khuda said more than a 1000 militants were operating in the valley. However, he said that the police is all set to face any situation. "We have formed secret forces and are vigilant. We are rigorously engaged in our efforts to fight terrorists to ensure peace in the valley," Khuda said. On Friday, June 21, a self-styled divisional commander of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) outfit was killed in a joint operation by army and police in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla District.

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According to sources, troops of 32 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Task Force (STF) of local police launched the operation at Dangiwats-Khaipora following specific information about the presence of the militants. In another operation, three militants were killed at Sona Pindi in Kupwara on Thursday night, June 19.

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