Suspected Militants killed civilian and injured three of his relatives in Hajin

Militants kidnapped a civilian and injured three of his relatives in Hajin Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Tuesday. Suspected militants of Lashkar-e-Toiba barged into the house of one Farooq Ahmad Parray at Hajin on Monday night and opened fire on inmates, a police spokesman said. “The terrorists used knives to cause grievous injuries to wife, daughter and brother of Farooq,” he said. The militants also kidnapped Muntazir Ahmad Parrey, son-in-law of the house owner from there, the spokesman said. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Police on Tuesday…

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Life paralysed across Kashmir post Shopian encounter, Mobile Internet, Train Services Shut

Life came to a grinding halt across Kashmir on Monday in wake of 13 militant and four civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Shopian district yesterday which has led to massive anger among the population. The authorities apprehending large scale protests have put restrictions at numerous places across Kashmir. Internet services continue to remain suspended on second straight day. Commercial establishments and offices are also closed, while government ordered closure of all educational institutions on Monday. Joint Resistance Leadership has called for shutdown in the Valley today. All examinations scheduled on…

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While travelling on roof of bus two persons electrocuted in Budgam

Two persons were electrocuted after coming in contact in with a live high tension wire in central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Saturday. Reports said the duo was travelling on top of a passenger bus when they came in contact with the wire in Watrehail area. Police identified the duo as Shabir Ahmad Baba s/o Abdul Majid Baba resident of Gund Ali and Rafiq Ahmad Dar of Watrehail. Officials said both were rushed to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital where condition of Shabir is said to be “critical”.

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Muslims as well Pandits ‘Thrashes’ by army in Tahab Pulwama

Dozens of people, including Muslims and Pandits, were allegedly beaten by army here on Monday night. The incident sparked protest as members of both the communities hit the streets on Tuesday and demanded the removal of army camp from the area. According to locals, on Monday night a few gunshots were heard in Tahab area of Pulwama district following which army soldiers from 55 Rashtriya Rifles barged into the residential areas and launched searches. “During searches they thrashed in-mates and vandalized properties worth lakhs. We were busy having dinner with…

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Clashes in Sopore after two youth held during searches operation, scores injured

Four youth were injured after clashes erupted during a cordon-and-search-operation on the outskirts of Sopore town in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. Reports said that 22 RR of army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and the CRPF launched a joint operation in Brath village following inputs about the presence of militants. They said that the searches were on for several hours, however nothing was found. Few gunshots were also heard during the searches, but it was not immediately known who fired the shots. However, a police…

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LeT militant Shafat Wani killed, woman injured in Budgam gunfight

A militant was killed and a teenage girl injured in a gunfight between forces and militants at Arizal in Central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Sunday. According to officials the personnel of special operations group (SOG) of police, army’s 53 RR and paramilitary CRPF troops launched a cordon and search operation in Khan Mohalla, Arizal, following a “specific” input about the presence of militants in the area. “During search militants tried to flee and came out of the house and fired indiscriminately on forces. In retaliation one militant was killed,” a…

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Gunfight breaks out at Dooru two militants killed

The gunfight that started last night in Dooru area of Anantnag in south Kashmir has ended with the killing of two militants, police said today. “The encounter is over and two militants were killed and arms & ammunition recovered,” said the police, in a tweet. The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained, it added. The gunfight, according to the police, broke out last night between militants and the government forces in Shistargam in Dooru area. An official said that SOG of Jammu and Kashmir Police, army and CRPF…

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Youth Omais Bhat, tortured by unidentified gunmen in Kulgam dies in hospital

A 20-year-old youth tortured by unidentified gunmen earlier this month in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district died on Thursday in a hospital here, police said. Omais Bhat was kidnapped from Qaimoh area on March 8. “The youth had been tortured by the unidentified gunmen with an intention to kill him,” police sources said. “He was found unconscious a few hours after his kidnapping and was shifted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences.”

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Ashraf Sehrai elevated to chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, replaces Sayed Ali Geelani

Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai Monday replaced octogenarian leader Syed Ali Geelani as the chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH). Hurriyat sources told Kashmir Post that the election within the party will be held later this year and Sehrai will till then would continue as TeH chairman. Geelani won consecutive elections over the years and remained at the top post for continuous 18 years ever since its formation. Sehrai was considered the second strong leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat and has served as its general secretary over the years. A senior leader of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat (TeH) confirmed…

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Militants escape after exchanging fire with forces in Hajin, CASO launched

Militants escaped after exchanging gun fire with government forces after the latter cordoned off Khos Mohalla of Hajin town in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district early Friday. A police official said that Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police, 45 BN Central Reserve Police Force and Army’s 13 RR unit cordoned off Khos Mohalla of Hajin town after “specific” inputs about the presence of 2-3 LeT militants in a residential house around 3am. However, the militants escaped after brief exchange of gunfire with the forces during the searches. As the…

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