Since Pulwama attack, 93 militants have been killed in JK, says GoI

As many as 93 militants have been killed by armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir since the Pulwama attack, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The minister said as compared to the corresponding period of 2018, the first half of this year has witnessed a reduction in militants initiated incidents by 28 per cent, reduction in net infiltration by 43 per cent and increase in neutralisation of militants by 22 per cent.

Till date, 93 militants have been neutralised by the security forces since Pulwama attack, he said in a written reply.

Reddy said investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the attack so far has resulted in the identification of the conspirators, the suicide attacker and the vehicle provider.

“The operations on ground have resulted in neutralisation of the conspirator, his associate and the vehicle owner,” he said.

More than forty CRPF personnel were killed when a suicide bomber driving a van rammed into a CRPF convoy at Pulwama on February 14.

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