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Over 200 terrorists killed in J&K in 2017, says DGP Vaid

SRINAGAR: For the primary time in seven years, the selection of terrorists killed in counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir has crossed 200, in keeping with the state police.

“Today by the collective effort of @JmuKmrPolice, Indian Army, @crpfindia, CAPF and people of Kashmir have led to neutralisation of more than 200 terrorists in the year of 2017 alone,” Director General of Police (DGP) S P Vaid tweeted.

The DGP’s tweet got here on an afternoon 5 terrorists have been killed in two separate encounters via the protection forces in Kashmir’s Budgam and Baramulla districts, officers mentioned.

“This marks a huge landmark for establishing peace and stability in the state of J&K and our country,” the DGP added in any other tweet.

According to reputable figures, 200 terrorists were killed via the protection forces all over counter-insurgency operations from 1 January until date this yr, which is the best possible since 2010.

In 2010, 270 terrorists have been killed. However the quantity dropped to round 100 consistent with yr via the top of 2015.

In 2016, 165 terrorists have been killed via the protection forces alongside the Line of Control (LoC) and in the hinterland.

There has been an building up in civilian killings in militancy-related violence as neatly with 54 civilians getting killed this yr in comparison to 14 final yr.

The selection of safety forces killed in militancy-related incidents this yr used to be 77, less than the 88 fatalities witnessed final yr.

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