223 terrorists killed in J&K this year, highest in 8 years
Civilian Deaths Go Up To 77 From 40 Last Yr
New Delhi: Violence has run high in Jammu & Kashmir this year, with terrorists killed at a eight-year high of 223 while terror-related incidents rose to 429 from 342 last year and civilian casualties shot up to 77 from 40. The number of security personnel killed is 80, the same as last year.
The figures reflect increased attacks mounted by terrorists from Pakistan with the support of local cadres in the Kashmir Valley even as the near Srinagar even on Saturday. The number of ter- rorists killed this year has already surpassed the figure of 213 recorded in 2017, according to official statistics accessed by TOI.
Of the 223 terrorists killed, 93 were foreigners. While 81 of the terrorists were killed over a period of 80 days since local body and panchayat elections were announced on September 15 in the state, 51 were killed in the preceding 80 days between June 25 and September 14.
Between September 15 and December 5, two civilians were killed and 170 injured in stone-pelting incidents across the state.