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82 security personnel killed in 2016 in J-K, highest in 8 yrs: State home dept

According to a data released by the home department, 82 security force personnel were killed in 2016 while 85 deaths were witnessed in 2008 .

india Updated: Jan 29, 2017 22:44 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police DSP, Vivek Shekhar Sharma, in the hospital after sustaining injury during stone-pelting incident in Jammu on January 28.
Jammu and Kashmir Police DSP, Vivek Shekhar Sharma, in the hospital after sustaining injury during stone-pelting incident in Jammu on January 28.(PTI Photo)

As many as 82 security personnel were killed in Jammu and Kashmir last year, which was the highest in the last eight years, the state home department said.

According to a data released by the home department, 82 security force personnel were killed in 2016 while 85 deaths were witnessed in 2008 .

In 2009, as many as 79 security personnel were killed, while 69 were killed in 2010 followed by 53 deaths in 2013, 47 in 2014, 39 in 2015, 33 in 2011 and 15 deaths in 2012, the data said.

As many as 122 security force personnel were killed in 2007, 182 in 2006 and 244 were killed in 2005, it said.