318 people including 203 militants, 75 security personnel killed this year in J&K

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SRINAGAR : As many as 318 people, including 203 militants and 75 security personnel, were killed in militant-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

In the North-East, 97 people, including 51 insurgents and 12 security personnel, were killed in insurgency-related incidents, Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said during Question Hour.

Up to December 14 this year, 337 militant incidents were reported in Jammu and Kashmir in which 40 civilians, 75 security personnel and 203 militants  were killed and 321 persons injured. Ninety-one militants were also arrested.

 Referring to incidents in the areas affected by left wing extremism, Ahir said up to November 30 this year, 813 incidents took place leading to the death of 170 civilians, 75 security personnel and 111 left wing extremists. One hundred and forty five people were also injured. He said 1712 left wing extremists were also arrested.

 While there have been two attacks each in 2014 and 2015 on defence establishments, six attacks took place in 2016. This year upto December 10, one defence establishment came under attack.