February 2017 News

2580 CRPF Men Injured In Kashmir After Killing Of Burhan Wani

27 February 2017

New Delhi: A total of 2,580 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been injured in over 200 violent incidents in Jammu and Kashmir after the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani last July. Data from the CRPF said that its troopers were injured in 142 stone pelting incidents, 47 grenade blasts, three firing incidents and 43 instances of acid attacks or petrol or kerosene bomb attacks in the state. Of the injured troopers, 122 inflicted grievous injuries, the data said. The unrest in Jammu and Kashmir began July 9, a day after the death of Wani in a gunfight with security forces. Over 90 civilians were killed and around 12,000 injured in the violence.