Minister of State for Home Affairs, Hansraj Ahir on Tuesday said a total of 580 terrorists have been killed since 2014 under the Narendra Modi government as compared to 471 between 2010 and 2013.

Addressing the Lok Sabha, Ahir said: “There has been a huge increase in the number of killed terrorists. A total of 471 terrorists died between 2010 and 2013 while 580 terrorists have killed since 2014.”

“This is an accomplishment of the government,” he added.

The statement comes two days after a terror attack on a Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Jammu and Kashmir left five security personnel dead.

Heavily-armed militants stealthily entered the camp in Lathpora area about two hours after midnight, hurling grenades and resorting to indiscriminate gunfire.

The Union government has faced the ire of the opposition following reports that despite receiving a tip-off about an impending fidayeen strike, the security forces failed to prevent the attack.