New Delhi, Jan 2 (PTI) Altogether 140 terrorists were killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir between June and December 2018 during which 426 stone pelting incidents were also reported in the state, Union minister Hansraj Ahir said Wednesday. Also Read - US Welcomes Steps Taken To Return J&K To Full Economic And Political Normalcy

Replying to a written question in Rajya Sabha, he said 140 terrorists were killed from June 25 to December 5, 2018 in the state, where 119 terrorist violence took place during the period. Also Read - Arrival Of 'Sticky Bombs' Sets Off Alarm Bells In Jammu And Kashmir | All You Need To Know

The minister of state for home said 426 stone pelting incidents took place in Jammu and Kashmir in the said period in which 34 civilians were injured. Also Read - Train Services Resume In Kashmir Valley After 11 Months of COVID-19 Restrictions

As many as 171 security personnel were martyred while combating with terrorists in Kashmir and other parts of the country, guarding borders or serving their duty in 2016, 167 troops were martyred in 2017 and 163 personnel in 2018 (till November).

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