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144 militants, 2 civilians killed this year: IGP Kashmir

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Armed forces personnel patrol near military operation site in Kashmir. [FPK File Photo/ Qayoom Khan]

Srinagar: Inspector General of Police Kashmir Vijay Kumar on Wednesday said that 144 militants were killed in military operations while two civilians died in cross-firing in the valley this year.

He said that 207 militants were killed last year while one civilian died in cross-firing.

“So far 144 militants were killed in military operations while as two civilians died in cross-firing in Kashmir this year, ” he said, adding, ” Last year 207 militants were killed during the operations and only one civilian killed in cross-firing.

Overall, he said, only three civilians were killed in cross-firing during the operations in the last two years ” that is lowest collateral damage in last three decades”. (GNS)

 

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