1320 policemen killed fighting militancy in J

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Jammu, Dec 28 (UNI) Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jammu zone S P Vaid claimed that 1320 policemen, including Special Police Officers (SPOs), have sacrificed their lives while combating militancy for the last 17 years in Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to mediapersons here yesterday, Dr Vaid said, ''870 Jammu and Kashmir police cops and 450 SPOs laid down their lives in insurgency operations and in the wars between India, Pakistan and China.

''The policemen sacrificed their lives while guarding the state's and the nation's integrity during militancy,'' Dr Vaid said, adding that the President and the Prime Minister also recognised the valour of the Jammu and Kashmir police.

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