The year 2020 in Jammu and Kashmir so far recorded the killing of 203 militants including 166 local militants by government forces, while 43 civilians were killed and 92 others injured, PTI reported quoting unnamed official sources.
The government forces have also claimed to have arrested 49 militants and ensured surrender of 9 militants during the year, the officials said.
They said this was the result of the coordinated efforts of the Army, Police and the CRPF working in a joint security grid.
They said 203 militants were killed in Jammu and Kashmir this year among whom 166 were locals and 37 were from Pakistan or of foreign origin.
There have been 96 militancy-related incidents in 2020. While 43 civilians were killed, 92 others suffered injuries in these incidents, they said.
The civilian casualties have come down as in 2019, 47 civilians were killed and 185 persons injured, they said.
During 2020, therea was recovery of 14 IEDs as compared to 36 recovered in 2019, they said.
In 2019, 152 militants, including 120 locals and 32 of Pakistan-origin were killed by the government forces in J&K. In 2018, 215 militants were killed.
A total of 257 militants, 91 government personnel and 39 civilians were killed in 614 incidents in J&K in 2018, as per the report.
In 2017, 213 militants, 80 government forces personnel and 40 civilians were killed in 342 incidents in the state, the report said.
In 2016, a total of 150 militants, 82 forces personnel and 15 civilians were killed in 322 incidents, while in 2015, 108 militants, 39 forces personnel and 17 civilians were killed in 208 incidents, it said.
A total of 110 militants, 47 forces personnel and 28 civilians were killed in incidents in 2014, the report said.
South Kashmir has seen the maximum number of encounters where the highest number of militants were killed. Areas like Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama which have seen instances of recruitment of local youths by militant groups have recorded maximum gunfights. PTI