140 militants killed by forces between June-December 2018 in JK: Ahir

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New Delhi, January 2: Altogether 140 militants were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir between June and December 2018 during which 426 stone pelting incidents were also reported in the state, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said on Wednesday.

Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said 140 militants were killed from June 25 to December 5, 2018, in the state, where 119 militant violence took place during the period.

The minister of state for home said 426 stone-pelting incidents took place in Jammu and Kashmir in the said period, in which 34 civilians were injured.

As many as 171 security personnel were killed while combating with militants in Kashmir and other parts of the country, guarding borders or serving their duty in 2016, 167 troops were killed  in 2017 and 163 personnel in 2018 (till November).

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