15 security men killed in 2018

15 security men killed in 2018
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New Delhi, Mar 13: As many as 60 incidents of militancy have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 militants were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed Tuesday.
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the 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 militants and two civilians had been killed till March 4 this year. During the same period last year, 10 security personnel, 26 militants and four civilians were killed.
“The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been affected by militant violence that is sponsored and supported from across the border. The levels of militant violence in the hinterland of J&K are linked to the infiltration from across the border,” he said.
Ahir said there were 16 attempts by militants to enter Jammu and Kashmir in January this year. Four infiltrating militants were killed by security forces, while infiltrators managed to cross into the state on five occasions.