Except Ganderbal Every district in Kashmir witnessed an encounter, a militant killing in 2018: Reports


Srinagar: Contrary to the official narrative that militancy in the Valley is confined to just four south Kashmir districts, the militancy is widespread in Kashmir, with encounters and militant killings and the subsequent protests happening in nine out of 10 districts last year.
Southern Kashmir, comprising four districts of Anantnag, Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama, which have emerged as the stronghold of militants witnessed 127 militant killings in 2018. Shopian district topped the list with 43 militant killings followed by 39 in Pulwama, 30 in Anantnag and 15 in Kulgam, a report published by The New Indian Express said.
Northern Kashmir, comprising three districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora witnessed 93 militant killings in encounters with government forces in