60 incidents of violence in JK in 2018; 15 forces personnel killed


As many as 60 incidents of terrorist violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 terrorists were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said that 60 incidents had taken place till March 4 this year, as against 39 such incidents during the same period last year.

 Replying to a written question, he said 15 security personnel, 17 terrorists, and two civilians had been killed till March 4 this year.
 During the same period last year, 10 security personnel, 26 terrorists and four civilians were killed.

Ahir also said that there were 16 attempts by terrorists to infiltrate Jammu and Kashmir in January this year.

Four infiltrating terrorists were gunned down by security forces, while infiltrators managed to cross into the state on five occasions.

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