Arwani gunfight; bodies of Junaid, two other militants recovered

Arwani gunfight; bodies of Junaid, two other militants recovered

Arwani gunfight; bodies of Junaid, two other militants recovered

He had sustained bullet injuries in chest. Hospital sources told Mirror that Ashraf was brought dead.

Over a dozen armed rebel groups are fighting almost half a million Indian troops, with tens of thousands of people, majority civilians, killed in the almost three decades-old conflict.

As per the media reports emanating from Kashmir valley two policemen were killed in separate attacks by militants on Thursday.

It is believed that Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commander, Junaid Mattoo, and his associate were the two militants gunned down in the operation. He was listed among the most-wanted terrorists in south Kashmir and had a bounty of Rs 10 lakh over his head.

A sub-inspector, identified as Pulwama-resident Feroz, a driver and four other policemen, who were on a routine round in their jeep, died in the attack, Director General of Police S P Vaid said.

In Occupied Kashmir, two civilians were martyred and several others injured due to the use of brute force by Indian troops on unarmed civilians across the territory since last evening. Youth staged protest after congregational weekly prayers in Nowhatta area of old Srinagar. His popularity could be the reason why there were such intense protests in south Kashmir on Friday.

"The bodies of the three militants who were killed in an encounter with police and security forces in Arwani village were recovered", a police spokesman said. However, villagers dismissed the police version, saying the casualties occurred when the Indian forces fired live ammunition, shotgun pellets and tear gas to disperse the protesters. The forces had to deal with some stone pelters as well.

The forces also used IEDs to raze a building.

Kashmir women help a wailing relative of a slain policeman during a ceremony in Anantnag district, Indian-controlled Kashmir, on June 16, 2017.

He said it was not immediately clear whether the duo were part of the stone-pelting protesters who tried to disrupt the anti-militancy operation in the village. In another incident, two car-borne persons were shot at and injured when Army allegedly opened fire on their vehicle at a checkpoint in north Kashmir's Bandipora area. She said that violence and the killing of the innocent people would only push the state towards destruction and uncertainty rather than peace.

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

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