Monday, 16 July, 2018

Soldier, civilian killed in Kulgam encounter in Kashmir, gunbattle on

Uttar Pradesh: One arrested in encounter between cow smugglers and police 4 teenagers killed, several injured in clashes in south Kashmir
Beatrice Douglas | 12 April, 2018, 00:41

There were also reports of locals pelting stones on security forces during the encounter. Two other security personnel were also injured.

Official sources told GNS, that police have sent a communication to the cellular companies wherein they have directed them to snap down the mobile internet data in Pulwama, Shopian and Awantipora with immediate effect.

A 25-year-old man succumbed to injuries at a hospital. Three Army jawans and four civilians were also killed in the incident.

Locals in Indian occupied Kashmir protesting.

The officer said the militants however opened fire on the forces which was retaliated, resulting in injuries to three personnel of forces, "One of them has succumbed while the condition of the other two is critical but stable". It was not immediately known how the deceased got injured, they said.


A new generation of Kashmiri rebels, especially in the southern parts of the disputed region, has revived the militancy and challenged New Delhi's rule with guns and effective use of social media. "Among the 10 injured, eight with serious wounds were referred to Srinagar hospitals".

The latest civilian killings has added to the tensions prevailing in Kashmir following last weekend's violence in which five civilians and 13 militants were killed by security forces.

Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Yasin Malik was detained soon after he and separatist leaders Syed Ali Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq called for a two-day shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday and Friday to denounce the Kulgam killings.

Students in several colleges and universities carried out protests shouting pro-freedom slogans.

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 11 (ANI): Wreath laying ceremony of SPR S Gunakara Rao, who lost his life in the ongoing Kulgam encounter was held in Srinagar today.

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