104 security personnel killed, 223 injured in J-K in last 2 years: MHA

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104 security personnel were killed and 223 were injured in militancy related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir in the last 2 years, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.

Responding to a written question by BJP parliamentarian Dr. Nishikant Dubey in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State MHA, Nityanand Rai, said that 62 personnel were killed and 106 others injured in the militancy violence, including encounters during the infiltration, in the Jammu and Kashmir in 2020.

42 security personnel were killed and 117 injured in 2021, according to the written reply.

To the question by the parliamentarian regarding the details of incidents of infiltration in India during each of the last two years, Nityanand Rai said such attempts from across the border are mainly in Jammu and Kashmir “which has been affected by militant violence, sponsored and supported from across-the border.”

As per the “available” information, the MoS said, 99 infiltration attempts were made in 2020 and 19 militants were killed and none apprehended. Last year, he said, 77 infiltration attempts were made and 12 infiltrators were killed. (GNS)

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