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100 Militants, 43 Troopers Killed this Year

July 18

The Indian Union Minister Hansraj Ganagaram on Wednesday said that Hundred militants and 43 Government Force personnel were killed in Jammu Kashmir in the first six months of this year.

Ahir, the minister of state for home, said 16 civilians were also killed during this period, which saw 256 incidents of violence. He was replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha.

In 2017, 342 incidents of violence were reported in the state, in which 213 Militants were killed. A total of 80 Government Force personnel and 40 civilians were killed last year, Ahir said.

As many as 82 security personnel, 15 civilians and 150 Militants were killed in the state in 2016, which witnessed 322 cases of violence, he said.

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