Wednesday, 16 August, 2017

Militants buried in tense Kashmir

Erik Tate | 19 June, 2017, 00:48

Displaying unprecedented savagery and viciousness, Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists mangled the faces of six policemen, including one officer riddling their faces with bullets at Thajiwara village in Achabal town of Anantnag district on Friday.

He said militants involved in killing of six policemen including SHO at Achabal area of Anantnag district yesterday would be tracked and brought to book.

Suspected rebels in India-administered Kashmir ambushed and shot dead six policemen on Friday even as Indian soldiers killed two civilians and two rebels in a separate gun battle, officials and local media said.

He said it was not immediately clear whether the duo were part of the stone-pelting mob who tried to disrupt the anti- militancy operation in the village. Sources said the Army was checking vehicles in the area and the auto did not stop for checking. The militants also disfigured their bodies.

Officials say dozens of youth have joined the rebel ranks since last July after a popular rebel leader was killed by security forces, sparking months of wide-scale protests in the territory.

The incident took place in the evening when Feroz Ahmed, a 2010 batch sub-inspector, was on his way to the police station at Achabal after completing his duty in Anantnag.

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A joint team of the Army, Jammu & Kashmir police and CRPF cordoned off Arwani village following a specific input about the presence of three Lashkar terrorists in the area on Friday morning.

According to police, Matoo was involved in several militant attacks and killings of policemen, while as Wani and Mir had joined militant ranks a year ago.

Two cops were injured in the attack and were rushed to 92 Base Hospital of the Army. Two locals were killed in firing.

According to KNS correspondent, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in parts of Anantnag, Kulgam, Pulwama districts against these killings.

The authorities suspended train services between Banihal and Bandipora in view of the Arwani encounter and subsequent clashes in several south Kashmir pockets. "Some of the militants also fired from within the crowd indiscriminately on the security forces engaged in the encounter", said the spokesman.

Authorities have chose to impose restrictions in Srinagar and other sensitive places in the Valley on Saturday.

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