New Delhi: As many as 60 incidents of terrorist violence have taken place in Jammu & Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 terrorists were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said the 60 incidents had taken place till March 4 this year, as against 39 such incidents during the same period last year.
Replying to a written question, he said 15 security personnel, 17 terrorists and two civilians had been killed till March 4 this year. During the same period last year, 10 security personnel, 26 terrorists and four civilians were killed.
"The state of Jammu & Kashmir has been affected by terrorist violence that is sponsored and supported from across the border. The levels of terrorist violence in the hinterland of J&K are linked to the infiltration from across the border," he said.