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Till Sept 2016, 105 terrorists infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir: Hansraj Ahir, MoS Home

News Agencies | First published: 16 November 2016, 17:30 IST
Till Sept 2016, 105 terrorists infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir: Hansraj Ahir, MoS Home
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Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir, on 16 November, informed the Rajya Sabha that as many as 105 terrorists have infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir in the first nine months of 2016.

"Altogether 105 terrorists have successfully infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border till September 2016," said Ahir.

While there were 201 attempts of infiltration from Pakistan during the period, 24 militants were killed, 72 others returned and two militants have surrendered.

In 2015, only 33 terrorists could infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border.

There were 121 infiltration attempts and 46 militants were killed by security forces in that period.

Ahir said that there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from the Pakistan side.

--ANI

First published: 16 November 2016, 17:30 IST
 
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