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About 105 terrorists infiltrated into J&K in first nine months of 2016: Hansraj Ahir

The Rajya Sabha Was Informed On Wednesday That As Many As 105 Terrorists Have Infiltrated Into Jammu And Kashmir In The First Nine Months Of 2016.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 16 Nov 2016, 07:34:28 PM
Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir (Image: PTI)

New Delhi:

The Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday that as many as 105 terrorists have infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir in the first nine months of 2016.

Altogether 105 terrorists have successfully infiltrated into Jammu and Kashmir from across border till September 2016, said Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir.

The numbers show three-fold jump in the infiltration bid graph. There were 201 attempts of infiltration from Pakistan during the period, while, 24 militants were killed, 72 others returned and two militants have surrendered, reportedly.

Records show only 33 terrorists could infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir from across the border in 2015.

There were 121 infiltration attempts and 46 militants were killed by security forces in that period. Ahir stressed that there has been a spurt in infiltration attempts from the Pakistan side.

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First Published : 16 Nov 2016, 07:28:00 PM