Four militants, 2 soldiers, civilian die in Kashmir gun battle

Posted February 16, 2017

He said the militants sprayed automatic gunfire to break the cordon, leading to an exchange of gunfire with police and soldiers that killed four militants and two soldiers.

Security forces fired bullets at protesters, injuring at least 21 people, one of whom later died, according to Dr.

The clip clearly shows that the security personnel faced no imminent threat from the protesting youth, the excuse used by forces to defend their violent actions.

A police official said restrictions were imposed in Kulgam and Shopian towns to maintain law and order and foil anti-India protests.

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In a major encounter, four militants of the Hizbul Mujahideen were gunned down in a pre-dawn swoop by security forces at a village in South Kashmir.

A repeated check on all the houses yielded no success but the police personnel accompanying the raiding party insisted on a rechecking a house where the intelligence input had suggested about the presence of the militants.

Though most of the shops, fuel stations and other business establishments were shut across Srinagar, public as well as private transport vehicles were plying in many areas, officials said. The cops retaliated by firing tear smoke shells and resorting to heavy baton charge to disperse the stone pelting youth. A civilian was also killed in the shootout between militants and security forces. The National Conference demanded an investigation into the encounter.

Strikes in the valley started from February 9 on the death anniversary of Afzal Guru, followed by "UN office chalo" campaign on 10th and anniversary of JKLF founder Maqbool Bhat on 11th and now another strike call by separatists on Monday.