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New Delhi: Over 5,800 security forces personnel have been killed in Kashmir since the inception of militancy in the region in 1989, the government said on Tuesday.
In reply to a question in Lok Sabha, Union Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said: “Since inception of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir (from 1989 till August 5, 2019), 5,886 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in terrorist incidents”.
He said Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by militancy that is “sponsored and supported” from across the border.
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