Death toll of soldiers martyred this year highest since 2010

Jammu, Sept 22: The Indian Army on Wednesday revealed the figures of soldiers martyred in the Kashmir Valley in 2016. Around 65 army soldiers have lost their lives fighting terrorism, making it the highest figure since 210.

With the killing of a soldier in a gunfight in Nowgam sector of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, the death toll of soldiers killed this year, so far, has touched 65— the highest since 2010 while 126 terrorists were killed said a senior army official.

In 2013, 53 soldiers were martyred in different terrorist related operations.

In 2014, 47 soldiers were martyred in anti- terrorism related operations.

In 2015, 41 soldiers were killed in anti-terrorism operations.

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