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South Kashmir gunfights : 11 militants, 3 army persons, 4 civilians killed 100’s injured



5 Dariya News

Shopian , 01 Apr 2018

In the clashes which erupted near the three guns fight in south Kashmir over 100 civilians have been injured. There is no conformation regarding the death toll so far.In a bid to help militants escape the cordon, youth marched towards the gun fight sites however, in order to disperse the protesters, government forces used live ammunition and pellet and tear gas to disperse the protesters, triggering massive clashes which left two civilians dead and over 100 injured.At least eleven militants, three soldiers and Four civilians were killed in three gunfights in south Kashmir’s Shopian and Anantnag districts on Sunday.Eleven militants were killed in south Kashmir. There are up to four militants in Kachdoora village where the operation is still going on, the police said. Police have not confirmed the killing of militants in this encounter so far. Unconfirmed reports said RR and SOG have killed three militants but they are unable to retrieve the bodies as the gun-battle is still ragging.While the searches were going on, the hiding militants fired upon the search parties, ensuing encounters at both the sites.At Draghad, seven militants were killed. They have been identified as Adil Ahmed Thoker of Humhuna, Nazim Dar of Nagbal, Ubaid Shafi Malla of Trenz, Yawar Itoo of Safanagri, Rayees Ahmed Thoker of Padarpora, Zubair Turay of Shopian and Ashfaq  Malik of Pinjura.Apparently this group had joined HM in the summer of 2017 and were involved killing of Lt. Umer Fayaz is one among them.All the bodies have been handed over to families for their last rites.

At Draghad, while the search party entered the target house, they found body of one Mushtaq Ahmad Thoker along with the dead militants. There was no collateral damage of property at this encounter site.At Kachdoora Shopian, three more militants have been killed whose identities and affiliations are being ascertained.At Kachdoora three army men killed and a civilian namely Zubair Ahmad Bhat resident of Gopalpora received fire arm injury in cross fire and subsequently succumbed. Some of the other injured in the incident are being treated at different hospitals.Meanwhile, in the process, incriminating material including AK 47 assault rifles, grenades etc have been recovered police said in a statement.FIR’s into the incidents have been registered and investigation taken up.However Police request citizens not to fall prey to any speculations and rumors which are intended to disturb peace. J&K Police seeks your cooperation for maintaining order.Meanwhile clashes broke out throughout the Kashmir valley.In Srinagar Clashes erupted between forces and youth at various places in Srinagar’s old city soon after the news about the killings of militants in south Kashmir gunfights reached here.Reports said that the youth came out on roads as soon as the word about the killings of militants in separate gunfights in south Kashmir reached Srinagar areas, triggering clashes in the areas.All the business establishments were closed and transport vanished from the roads in these areas within no time, reports said.The clashes were reported from Nawab Bazar, Rajouri Kadal, Nawa Kadal, Habba Kadal and Maisuma areas of the city.In Baramulla clashes erupted between forces and youth at various places in north Kashmir.

Students of Kashmir University (KU) staged a protest demonstration at Zakura campus against the militant killings in South Kashmir.Shouting pro-Azadi, anti-India slogans, the protesting students carried banners reading, ‘End Occupation, Free Kashmir’.However Mobile internet services were suspended in the Kashmir Valley as a precautionary measure, officials’ sources confirmed Press Trust of Kashmir.It followed the killing of eight militants in encounters and two civilians in clashes with security forces.Internet services on mobile devices were snapped shortly after clashes broke out at many places in south Kashmir and some parts of the city this afternoon, an official said.He said the decision to snap internet services was taken as a precautionary measure to prevent mischievous elements from creating law and order problems.The authorities also suspended train services in Kashmir as a precautionary step. Miscreants have targeted trains during law and order situations in the past.Train services have been also suspended in Kashmir valley as a precautionary measure following the killing of eight militants, two civilian.Meanwhile, Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) has called for a strike across Kashmir Valley today and tomorrow in view of the encounters.The joint Hurriyat leadership, which includes Hurriyat leaders Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and JKLF chief Yasin Malik, has asked people to suspend their business and other activities, and offer "funeral prayers in absentia" at 4 pm.However Jammu and Kashmir government ordered the closure of all the schools and colleges on Monday in view of the situation emerging after the civilian and militant killings in Southern Kashmir.Sources said that the decision has been taken as a precautionary measure to avoid law and order situation in the Valley.However Kashmir University postponed all examinations scheduled to be held on April 2, 2018 (Monday). Fresh dates for the deferred examinations shall be notified separately, later.Meanwhile, Central University of Kashmir (CUK) also postponed all the End Semester Examinations (ESE) scheduled on 2nd of April, 2018 (Monday). (PTK)





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