April 26, 2018

Violence kills 6 policemen, 2 civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir

19 June 2017, 02:32 | Rufus Hill

Violence kills 6 policemen, 2 civilians in Indian-controlled Kashmir

Policeman killed by terrorists outside his home in south Kashmir's Kulgam

Mattoo was killed along with two of his associates in Arwani village of the district district in a gunfight with the security forces on Friday. Police said crowd threw stones and tried to break the security cordon.

According to police, Nasir and Adil had joined militancy a year ago and were involved in militant activities in south Kashmir. "Due to widespread support for militants these days, it is hard to make out who is a ultras and who is not", a police officer said.

Sources in the security agencies term it a disturbing development, as in the early 1990s, suspicion of militants presence at funerals had led to security forces opening fire that resulted into many casualties.

"He was involved in killing of police Constable at Bogund, Kulgam on 15th of this month". A resident of Khudwan village in Kulgam, Mattoo joined a militant group at the age of 18 in June 2015 and has been active in terrorist activities since then.

He was buried in Khudwani village, where hundreds of mourners offered the slain LeT commander's funeral prayers.

Local media reports said militants looted the service rifles of policemen following the attack.

Geelani and Mirwaiz also castigated GOI for harassment of pro-freedom leaders by NIA which they said was a ploy to malign the people's movement and the resistance leadership.

"We salute their valor and passion", Malik said while paying tributes to Junaid Matto, Nasir Wani, Adil Mushtaq, Mohammad Ashraf and Ashan Mushtaq, the militants and civilians killed at Arwani.

Meanwhile, a youth shot by some suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday succumbed to the injuries in a hospital here on Sunday, officials said. The civilians were killed when the security force opened fire to disperse the locals who were converging on the encounter site.

All shops and other business establishments remained closed, while public transport is off the roads.

Other News

Trending Now

India ready for GST, anti-profiteering rules soon: Adhia
The Council has already finalised tax rates on nearly all goods and services in the bracket of 5, 12, 18 and 28 per cent. The GST , the biggest tax reform in India's 70-year history, will require firms to file three online returns each month.

Gal Gadot Reveals What Really Makes A Woman Wonderful
Speaking to Entertainment Weekly , he said: "The story as I see it is " The Little Mermaid ", specifically Disney's incarnation". And so, on the one hand, I'm so delighted by those screenings and want people to be able to have those screenings.

New leaks show Catchy Design of Samsung Galaxy Note 8
If the phone does make it to market before the new iPhone, they can say they beat the likes of Apple and were first with the tech. But since the company has not said a thing regarding these plans, all we have now are rumors, leaks and speculations.

Never Played For A Super Team? Twitter Roasts LeBron's Post Game Comment
Smith spent the past year taking shots at Kevin Durant for his somewhat controversial move from the Thunder to the Warriors . I need to sit down and figure this thing out. "I hope everyone's cool and doesn't tear anything up".

Syrian warplane shot down by US-led coalition
The Syrian Democratic Forces managed to capture the Bitani District, Sunday, after a short battle with the Islamic State (ISIL). The strike was believed to be the USA military's first air-to-air kill in years. - Editor's note: This story will be updated .

Russian Federation investigation: Attorney General Rosenstein might recuse himself
Rosenstein has been overseeing the Russian Federation probe since Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself. The White House has directed questions for details to outside legal counsel, which has not responded.

Jurors in Cosby's sex-assault trial start deliberations
He walked to his defense table carrying a cane, and after taking his seat, he began chatting with members of his legal team. McMonagle maintained that the incident was one of three consensual sexual encounters between Cosby and Constand .

Pakistan can upset any team on their day, says Virat Kohli
In reply, India were bundled out for 158 runs in 30.3 overs with pacers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali claiming three wickets each. It has come after more than eight years of defeat to India at ICC events, dating back to the 2009 edition of this tournament.

The aftermath of the deadly wildfire in Portugal that killed 61
Police chief Almeida Rodrigues blamed dry thunderstorms, ruling out arson and saying a tree had been struck by lightning. He says "we want to send a big hug to everyone in Portugal for what they are going through, which is absolutely awful ".

Dictators never bowed to courts, says Shahbaz
Talking to media outside FJA, after the session, Nawaz Sharif said that he and his family offered themselves for accountability. He said that he was asked to appear before the JIT because he was seen as somebody "acquainted with the facts of Panamagate".