Rise in Encounters in J&K: Parrikar

Parrikar(IANS) Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said there has been a rise in the number of “encounters” in Jammu and Kashmir, but not terror attacks.

Parrikar said: “There is an increase in encounters”.

The minister was asked about the increase in the number of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir.

On June 25, terrorists attacked a bus with CRPF personnel killing eight and injuring over 20. Two terrorists were later killed by security forces.

On Tuesday evening, one unidentified militant was killed in a gunfight with security forces in Lolab area of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district.

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