Pak violated ceasefire in J&K 633 times in last 2 months: Centre

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 3/14/2018 12:04:12 AM

`60 incidents of terror violence in 2018, 15 security personnel killed’

NEW DELHI, Mar 13: Pakistan violated the ceasefire along the LoC and the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir 633 times in the first two months of this year in which 10 security personnel and 12 civilians were killed, the Lok Sabha was informed today.
Union minister of state for home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said 432 incidents of ceasefire violation have taken place along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and 201 such incidents along the International Border till February this year.
In a separate question, the Parliament was also informed that in 60 incidents of terror violence in 2018, 15 security personnel were killed in J&K this year.
There were 860 incidents of ceasefire violation along the LoC and 111 incidents of ceasefire violation along the IB in Jammu and and Kashmir in 2017, Ahir said in a written reply to a question.
Ahir also said that 12 civilians were killed and 59 others were injured in such incidents this year.
Six army personnel were killed and 18 other soldiers injured in these incidents. Four BSF personnel were killed and 22 BSF jawans injured in these incidents ceasefire violation.
The Lok Sabha was also informed today that as many as 60 incidents of terrorist violence have taken place in Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel and 17 terrorists were killed.
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 and 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.
Ahir said there were 16 attempts by terrorists to enter Jammu and Kashmir in January this year. Four infiltrating terrorists were killed by security forces, while infiltrators managed to cross into the state on five occasions.

 

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