At least 20 cases of targeted attacks in Jammu and Kashmir this year, mostly against minority immigrants and security personnel, killed 22 people. In retaliation, 14 of the militants or their suspected associates involved in the attack were killed or arrested by police, As per the report of The Indian Express.
A Kashmiri Pandit government employee, a Rajput community member, four migrants and four panchayat-level leaders were among the 22 killed in these 20 attacks.
The list of the dead also includes four policemen, a Jawan from the Army, two members of the CRPF, two members of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and three local residents.
This data also shows the geographical distribution of attacks. Ten people were killed in central Kashmir, including seven in Budgam and three in Srinagar. There were 10 killings in South Kashmir, five in Kulgam, three in Pulwama, and one each in Anantnag and Shopian and two in Baramulla in North Kashmir.
In the last two days of six unsolved murder cases, there have been three attacks and three murders. This includes a teacher from Jammu, a bank manager from Rajasthan and a migrant worker from Bihar.
January 29: Ali Mohammad Ganai, a policeman, was shot outside his residence in Hasanpora village in Anantnag, southern Kashmir.
March 9: Sameer Ahmad Bhat, a sarpanch, was shot at his home in Khonmoh, outside Srinagar.
March 10: Sameer Ahmad Malla, a soldier, was shot three days after being kidnapped from his village of Lokipora in Budgam.
March 21: Tajamul Mohidin Dar, a local resident, was shot in Budgam village in Gotpora.
March 26: Ishfaq Ahmad, a Special Police Officer (SPO) and his brother Umer Ahmad were shot inside his home in Chadbugh Budgam.
4 April: CRPF staff member Vishal Kumar was shot and his colleague was injured at Maisuma in Srinagar.
April 13: Satish Kumar Singh, a member of the Rajput community, was shot in Kulgam village in Kakran.
May 12: Rahul Bhat, a Kashmiri Hindu government employee, was shot inside his office in Chadoora in Budgam.
May 25: TV artist Amreen Bhat was shot inside her home in Hushroo Chadoora.
March 2: Panchayat member Mohammad Yaqoob Dar was shot in Kulgam village in Kulpora.
March 12: Shabir Ahmad Mir, a sarpanch, was shot in the village of Kulgam in Audora.
March 12: CRPF staff member Mukhar Ahmad was killed in Chotipora village in Shopian while he was off duty.
April 15: Manzoor Ahmad Bangroo, a sarpanch, was shot dead in the Goshbugh village of Pattan in Baramulla.
May 17: Ranjit Singh, a Rajouri wine shop clerk, was killed inside his shop in Baramulla.
April 18: Surinder Singh and Deb Raj, both members of the RPF, were shot at the Kakapora railway station. Singh died instantly, Raj succumbing to his injuries six days later.
May 13: Riyaz Ahmad Thoker, a policeman, was shot in the Gudoora village of Pulwama when he was off duty.
May 24: Saifullah Qadri, a policeman, was shot at his home in Soura Srinagar. Qadri’s nine-year-old daughter was injured in the attack.
May 31: Rajni Bala, a school teacher from Jammu, was shot in front of her school in Gopalpora, Kulgam.
June 2: Vijay Beniwal, a bank manager from Rajasthan, was shot inside his office in Arreh village in Kulgam.
June 2: Dilkhush Kumar, a worker from Bihar, was shot dead.