Jammu: Dip in militancy-related incidents has resulted in 50 percent decrease in casualties among civilian and security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir this year, according to a state Home Ministry report.

"There has been a decrease in the killing of the civilians and security personnel in the militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir this year as compared to last year," a senior Police officer said.

This is because of the improved security set-up, pressure maintained on the militants and the elimination of the militant leadership by security agencies.

As many as 158 people, including 99 terrorists killed this year up to November 15, there were 323 people killed in Jammu and Kashmir last year during the same period, showing a dip in killings by over 55 percent, as per the statistics.

Giving further details, it said as against 40 civilian killed up to November 15 last year, as many as 28 civilian died this year during the same period.

Similarly, against 66 security force personnel killed in 2010, only 31 died this year and 99 militants were killed this year against 217 last year.

There has been nearly 50 percent fall in militancy-related incidents this year in the state with no such activities taking place in 3 districts and 13 others registering just single digit terrorism cases.

The official said, "there was a fall in militancy-related incidents from 336 in 2010 to 179 this year up to November 15. It shows nearly 50 per cent dip".

Of the 179 cases, Jammu witnessed 27 incidents and Kashmir 152.

As per official statistics, 13 districts have witnessed less than 10 militancy cases this year, while no such incident occurred in Reasi, Samba and Kathua districts in Jammu region.

In Kashmir valley, Budgam witnessed three terrorism cases followed by four in Kulgam, five in Anantnag and eight each in Shopian, Ganderbal and Bandipora.

In Jammu region, Kishtwar witnessed eight such cases, Ramban (5), Doda (6), Poonch (4), Rajouri (2) and one each in Jammu and Udhampur districts.

Attacks directed against security forces too saw a dip from 69 cases in 2010 to 36 up to November this year.

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

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, it said.

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

(Agencies)