‘Incidents of grenade, rocket attacks dip in J&K’



Jammu: Incidents of rocket and grenade attacks in Jammu and Kashmir have dipped by around 50 per cent this year as compared to the same period in 2010, a senior police official has said.

There is around 50 per cent decrease in the grenade attacks, explosions and rocket attacks this year up to November 15 as compared to the corresponding figure last year, the official said.

According to data compiled by the state Home Ministry, as compared to 77 grenade blasts, explosions and rocket attacks in 2010, there were only 39 such incidents in 2011 up to November 15, he said.

While incidents involving hurling of grenades have fell from 31 in 2010 to 21 in 2011, IED explosions have shown a dip from 25 to 15 and rocket attacks fell down to three from 21.

In 2009, there were 56 grenade incidents and 25 IED explosions besides 29 rocket attacks, shows the data, he said.

There were 11,961 grenade attacks and explosions in the past 20-year period, 6,242 hurling of grenade incidents and 5,719 IED explosions reported since January 1990, the official said.

Highest number of 821 grenade attacks were reported in the year 1994 and the highest number of 1,280 explosions took place in 1990, according to the data.

PTI