SRINAGAR - As many as 60 incidents of violence have taken place in occupied Jammu and Kashmir this year in which 15 security personnel 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 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 violence. The levels of violence in the hinterland of J&K are linked to the infiltration from across the border,” he said.