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37 cops killed in Jammu and Kashmir in 2018

The Jammu and Kashmir Police witnessed the highest number of casualties among its men in two decades, with 37 policemen killed in 2018 in heightened militant attacks on them, according to police data. Of the 37 policemen, eight were special police officers and 29 were ‘regular’ policemen.

The data also shows that J&K Police lost 31 men to militant attacks in 2017, with increased militancy in the wake of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani’s killing in 2016.

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