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93 militants killed in JK since Pulwama attack: Govt tells RS

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New Delhi, Jul 10: As many as 93 militants have been killed by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir since the Pulwama suicide attack, Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The minister said as compared to the corresponding period of 2018, the first half of this year has witnessed a reduction in militancy incidents by 28 percent, reduction in net infiltration by 43 percent and increase in “neutralization” of militants by 22 percent.

Till date, 93 militants have been neutralised by the security forces since Pulwama attack, he said in a written reply.

Reddy said investigation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the attack so far has resulted in the identification of the conspirators, the suicide attacker and the vehicle provider.

"The operations on ground have resulted in neutralisation of the conspirator, his associate and the vehicle owner," he said.

Forty CRPF personnel were killed when a suicide bomber driving a van rammed into a CRPF convoy near Lethpora in Pulwama district on February 14.

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