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199 security personnel killed in Maoist violence in 2015-17

As many as 199 security personnel were killed due to violence perpetrated by Maoists between 2015-17

india Updated: Jul 18, 2018 18:26 IST
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CRPF personnel carry a coffin containing the mortal remains of CRPF constable Manoranjan Lenka who was killed in an IED explosion at Sukma district.(PTI File Photo)

As many as 199 security personnel were killed due to violence perpetrated by Maoists between 2015-17, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir also said 126 people -- civilians, security personnel and Naxals -- lost their lives in the first six months of this year.

“199 security personnel have been martyred in Left Wing Extremism affected state in 2015-17,” he said, while replying to a written question.

Ahir said the casualties due to Maoist violence last year were 263 and in 2016 the casualties were 278.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 18:25 IST