80 militants killed in 6 months, 115 ultras active in south Kashmir: Army

Srinagar, Nov 3: Asserting that around 115 ultras are active in south Kashmir, a top Army official on Friday reiterated that local militants, who are ready to shun violence and join mainstream will be given every possible assistance.

“Around 115 militants are active in south Kashmir. Of them, 99 are local and the rest 16 are foreigners,” General Officer Commanding (GOC) Victor Force Major General BS Raju told reporters in south Kashmir.

He said in the last six months security forces have killed 80 militants, including top commanders, in various encounters.