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Kashmir in 2020: 203 militants and 43 civilians killed, 92 injured

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In 2020, Jammu and Kashmir announced the killing by government forces of 203 militants, including 166 local militants, while 43 civilians were killed and 92 others wounded, the Press Trust of India (PTI) reported, citing unnamed officials.

Government forces have reported that forty-nine militants were arrested and that during the year, officials said, nine militants surrendered.

They claimed that this was the result of the concerted efforts of the Army, the Police and the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to create a shared safety net.

They said that 203 militants were killed this year in Jammu and Kashmir, 166 of whom were local, and 37 of whom were of Pakistani or international origin.

In 2020, there were 96 cases associated with militancy. Although forty-three civilians were killed in these accidents, 92 others were wounded, they said.

Civilian losses have fallen, as 47 civilians were killed and 185 wounded in 2019, they said.

During 2020, 14 IEDs were recovered compared to thirty-six recovered in 2019, they said.

In 2019, J-K government forces killed 152 militants, including 120 locals and 32 Pakistanis. There were 215 militants killed in 2018.

According to the report, a total of 257 insurgents, 91 government forces and 39 civilians were killed in 614 J-K incidents in 2018.

According to the survey, in 2017, 213 militants, 80 government personnel and forty civilians were killed in 342 incidents in the state.

A total of 150 troops, 82 military personnel and 15 civilians were killed in 322 incidents in 2016, while 108 soldiers, 39 civilians and 17 civilians were killed in 208 incidents in 2015.

According to the survey, 110 insurgents, forty-seven military forces, and twenty-eight civilians were killed in 2014.

The maximum number of encounters in which the largest number of militants have been killed has been seen in South Kashmir. Areas such as Shopian, Kulgam and Pulwama, which have seen instances of recruitment by militant groups of local young people, have reported saveral gunfights.

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