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69 terrorists infiltrated into JK this year

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sixty-nine terrorists have infiltrated into from across the border till June this year, was informed today.

There were 133 attempts of infiltration by terrorists from across the border and there were 69 net infiltrations, of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said in written reply to a question.

Ahir said till June this year, 14 terrorists were killed while 50 others were returned from border.

A total of 123 terrorists could enter following 406 infiltration attempts from across the border in 2017.

"As per reports, some locals have been found supporting terrorist activities in Appropriate action under law is taken against such persons. Security forces have been tackling terrorism successfully and as a result 694 terrorists have been neutralized and 368 terrorists or suspects have also been apprehended since 2014 to July, 2018," he said.

The said there were 308 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir till July this year in which 113 terrorists were killed in 90 encounters. Altogether 49 security personnel were also killed this year so far.

In 2017, till July, there were 191 incidents of violence in which 112 terrorists were killed in 69 encounters. As many as 39 security personnel were also killed.

Ahir also said there were 73 incidents of violence during the period of suspension of operation in the month of Ramzan in comparison to 34 such incidents during the previous month.

A total of 23 terrorists, eight security personnel and three civilians were killed during the Ramzan ceasefire, while 14 terrorists, five security personnel and eight civilians were killed in the previous month.

Replying to another question, the said the government was aware about the use of by the militants in Jammu and Kashmir and the law enforcement agencies monitor the web and and take appropriate action as per the law.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 14:15 IST