Indian forces kill two in Sopore

Published: February 5, 2017
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ISLAMABAD: Indian occupation troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred two Kashmiri youth in Sopore in Occupied Kashmir on Saturday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation in Amargarh area of Sopore.

The operation continued till the report came in.

Earlier, two Indian policemen were injured in an attack in the same area.

The two countries have been at loggerheads since the killing of a popular  rebel leader Burhan Wani by the occupied forces in the valley on July 8.

India also accuses Pakistan of being involved in an attack on an army base in Uri on September 18, in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed. Islamabad has denied the charge, which Delhi levelled without any substantial investigation or evidence.

Frequent incidents of cross-border fire have been witnessed since a heightened situation in occupied Kashmir. More than 100 protesters have lost their lives to the security forces in the valley while dozens blinded by use of pellet guns.

Several rebel groups have for decades fought the 500,000 Indian troops deployed in the region, demanding independence or a merger of the territory with Pakistan.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 5th, 2017.

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