One civilian killed in the ongoing clashes between security forces and militants

File Photo of a soldier in Jammu

Anantnag : One civilian was killed in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district where a fierce gun battle between security forces and terrorists is underway. A top Lashkar terrorist, Junaid Mattoo, is believed to be among the three terrorists trapped inside a building in the village. Matoo is involved in several attacks on security forces in south Kashmir. The Army, Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF launched a joint anti-terror operation early this morning after they received information about the presence of terrorists in Arwani village.

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A senior police officer said security forces had to open fire to prevent people from disrupting the operation. Dozens were also hurt during clashes. “They are throwing stones and protest is on,” he added. As crowds from adjacent villages marched towards the encounter site. The troops opened fire in which one person was killed and six others were injured. Kashmir governments fears protest after Friday prayers because of which mobile internet connections have been suspended across Kashmir.

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Yesterday, two policemen were killed in two separate terror attacks in Srinagar and Kulgam. So we can say that there has been a spike in violence in the region in the last few days. Police said terrorists shot at and injured a woman after they barged into her house last evening. Her husband was killed in security forces firing during an encounter at Frisal village in February. Also a youngster was killed at Rangreth area of Srinagar last evening.


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