Riyaz ul Khaliq
Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday said that 2017 witnessed highest number killings of government forces.
In a written reply to MLC Ramesh Arora, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said that 48 forces personnel were killed in last year while as 30 personnel of J&K police including SPOs were killed in militancy related incidents in Kashmir valley.
In 2016, Mehbooba, who holds charge of Home Affairs as well, said that 58 forces personnel including Indian army soldiers were killed in 2016 while as 16 JKP cops were killed in the same year.
The government data said that 33 government forces personnel were killed in 2015 including 10 JKP cops.