Jammu: In the twin border districts of Jammu region- Rajouri and Poonch- 47 people, including seven civilians, 24 militants and 16 armed forces personnel, were killed this year.
The dead included four army officers, including two captains, who lost their lives last week in a military operation against militants in the Bajimaal area of Rajouri.
27 people, including nine militants, 11 armed forces personnel, and seven civilians, have been killed in Rajouri this year while 15 militants and five armed personnel were killed in Poonch district, reported Decan Herald.
Most of the militants were killed while attempting to sneak into this side of the border, officials told Decan Herald.
The uptick in the military operations was a result of counter-militancy operations by to scuttle repeated attempts from across the border to revive militancy in the Jammu region and to ease pressure on the militants operating in Kashmir, said the report.