100 militants, 43 forces personnel, 16 civilians killed in first half of 2018: Govt

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Hundred militants and 43 forces personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in the first six months of this year, Minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today, PTI reported.

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 terrorists were gunned down. A total of 80 security personnel and 40 civilians were killed last year, Ahir was quoted as saying by PTI.

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

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