Over 100 militants, 47 Security Men Killed In J&K Since 2015


SRINAGAR:  Over 190 people, including 47 security personnel and 108 terrorists, were killed in the 12-month period from Januray 15 last year.
About 800 persons were also arrested, while four magisterial inquiries have been ordered during the same period, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in a written reply to a question by opposition National Conference leader AM Sagar in the Legislative Assembly.
Ms Mufti, who also holds the home ministry, said a total of 146 militancy-related incidents took place between January 15, 2015 to January 15, 2016, leaving 169 people – 108 militants, 39 security personnel and 22 civilians – dead.
A total of 181 incidents of border firing were reported during the same period in the state which left 22 persons including eight security personnel dead and 75 others, including 13 securitymen injured, she said.
Ms Mufti said the four south Kashmir districts of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian accounted for the highest number of militant attacks (61), resulting in the death of 54 persons including 12 securitymen and 34 militants.
However, the three north Kashmir districts of Kupwara, Baramulla and Bandipora which share border with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, witnessed almost double the number of deaths compared to south Kashmir districts in such militant attacks.
The north Kashmir districts together accounted for 57 militant attacks which resulted in the death of 92 persons including 60 militants and 21 security personnel, the Chief Minister said, but gave no details about the number of militants who were killed along the Line of Control while trying to infiltrate into the Valley from across the border.
The summer capital Srinagar recorded 15 militant attacks in which one civilian was killed, while seven districts, out of total 22 across Jammu and Kashmir, including the winter capital Jammu witnessed no such violence.
Other districts, where no such incident took place, included Ganderbal in central Kashmir, Leh and Kargil in Ladakh region and Rajouri, Reasi and Kishtwar in Jammu region, Ms Mufti said.
Poonch district in Jammu region witnessed five incidents, resulting in the death of six militants and a security jawan, while two militant attacks took place in Kathua, also in Jammu, leaving seven persons including three securitymen and two terrorists dead, the Chief Minister said.

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