Over 230 Terrorists Killed In Jammu And Kashmir In 2018, Say Officials

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85 terrorists were killed between September 15 and December 5, says official.

New Delhi:

Security forces have eliminated over 230 terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir this year so far, while there has been a dip in injuries caused after stones were thrown at them, officials said today.

As many as 51 terrorists were killed in the 80-day period from June 25 to September 14, while 85 terrorists were killed between September 15 and December 5, an official said.

A total of 232 terrorists have been killed so far this year, while 240 terrorists, including foreigners, are active in the Kashmir Valley, the official said.

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Eight people, including security personnel, were killed and 216 others, including security personnel, received injuries between June 25 and September 14 this year.

In the subsequent 80 days — from September 15 to December 5 — just two people were killed and 170 others received injuries during stone pelting incidents, the official said.

There has been a marked improvement in the security scenario in the Kashmir Valley ever since the imposition of Governor's rule on June 19 when the BJP withdrew support to the Mehbooba Mufti-led government, another official said.

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