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J&K: 22 killed in militant attacks this year

Source: PTI
July 23, 2008 14:39 IST
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Twenty-two people, including 10 army personnel have been killed and 151 other injured in 49 grenade and Improvised Explosive DeviceĀ attacks that took place in the state this year, officials said.

"Twenty-two people, including 10 army jawans were killed and 151 persons were injured in 49 grenade and IED explosions in the state since January 1, 2008," official sources told PTI.

The violence graph in the Valley has seen a steep rise this month as 14 people, including 10 army jawans, a police officer and a Bharatiya Janata Party activist, have been killed and 92 others including 23 securitymen were injured in 14 grenade attacks and one IED blast during the last three weeks, they said.

Eight people were killed and 22 injured in eight grenade explosions in the state in March this year, while nine people were injured in seven grenade attacks in the month of June.

The major attacks in this month, included the IED explosion that targeted an army bus killing 10 jawans and injuring 18 others on Narbal Road in Kashmir Valley on July 19.

Meanwhile, two tourists were killed and 13 injured in grenade attack in popular tourist spot of Gulmargh on July 20.

Besides, one special police officer was also killed and two other injured in grenade attack on Doda district Police Lines on July 14, while a BJP activist was killed and 21 injured in a grenade attack in Bhaderwah area of the same district on July 2.

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