J&K sees 1,033 terror incidents in 3 years: Govt

NEW DELHI: Jammu and Kashmir witnessed 1,033 incidents of attacks by terrorists in the last three years with a maximum of 594 being reported in 2019, the government informed the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

According to details provided by Minister of State for Defence Ajay Bhatt, the union territory reported 244 incidents of terrorist attacks last year, while the number for the current year was 196 till November 15. The list included one such incident in Delhi taking the total number to 1,034 in the country from 2019 to mid-November of 2021. Bhatt said a total of 177 personnel, including from the CAPF, died in counter-terrorist operation during the period.

Without specifying place of the fatal casualties, he said 80 personnel died in 2019, 62 in 2020 and 35 in the current year (till November 15). The minister was replying to a question on the number of terrorist attacks in the country during the last three years and the number of armed forces personnel killed in the attacks.

Replying to a separate question, Bhatt said the government had taken a number of measures to strengthen coastal, offshore and maritime security.

 

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