199 security personnel killed in Naxal violence in 2015-17: Centre in Lok Sabha

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.

Published: 18th July 2018 06:59 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2018 06:59 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

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

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 Naxal violence last year were 263 and in 2016 the casualties were 278.

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