93 militants killed in Jammu and Kashmir since Pulwama attack: Govt

As many as 93 militants have been killed by forces in Jammu and Kashmir since the Pulwama 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 militants initiated incidents by 28 percent, reduction in net infiltration by 43 percent and increase in the killing of militants by 22 percent.

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

Reddy said an 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 the ground have resulted in the killing 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 at Pulwama on February 14.

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