Indian forces have killed a top commander of the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) Islamist terrorist group and four other terrorists in India-administered Kashmir, police said on Sunday.
"We had launched two separate operations on the basis of inputs about the presence of militants in these areas last night. Five militants, including JeM commander, Zahid Wani, and a Pakistani national, Kafeel, were killed in these two operations," Kumar said.
A police officer was shot to death by the terrorists outside his residence Saturday evening in the south of Srinagar, Kumar said.
Last year, the disputed region witnessed a wave of civilian killings, with terrorists seemingly targeting non-Kashmiris, including migrant workers, and members of the minority Hindu and Sikh communities in the Muslim-majority Kashmir valley.
Indian forces in the heavily militarized region responded with a widespread crackdown.
More than 189 terrorists were killed in Kashmir last year, a police official said.