Srinagar, Oct 21: This year till date 60 Joint Forces personnel including 13 policemen have been killed in different militancy related incidents across Jammu and Kashmir.
The data available with news agency KNT reveals that this year till October 21, 187 militants including some top commanders have been neutralized in different gunfights.
Besides the killing of 187 militants, 43 civilians were also killed. Some of the victims were affiliated with political organizations including BJP.
Sixty Joint Forces personnel including 28 Army soldiers, 17 CRPF personnel, 13 policemen and 2 Border Security Force personeel were killed this year. Among the 28 soldiers killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year till date, three became victims of cross border firing.
This year Mehlora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district witnessed two fierce gun battles resulting in the killing of 6 militants. First gun battle in the village had raged in April resulting in the killing of 4 militants while recent gunfight broke out two days back in which two militants were killed.