Nine killed in violence across Indian Occupied Kashmir

Published: June 16, 2017
Kashmiris clash with Indian forces in Srinagar. PHOTO: AFP

Kashmiris clash with Indian forces in Srinagar. PHOTO: AFP

SRINAGAR: Separate clashes in Indian occupied Kashmir killed nine people — five police officers, two civilians and two suspected militants — authorities said on Friday, as violence in the troubled region spikes.

Suspected rebels ambushed a police patrol in the town of Achhabal, killing five police personnel, a top police officer told AFP on condition of anonymity.

Earlier, soldiers and a police special counter-insurgency force cordoned off Arwani village on a tip off that armed separatists were hiding in two homes, triggering a firefight, the officer said.

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Two civilians, including a teenage boy, were killed when security forces fired at hundreds of villagers who marched to the site of the shootout to help the militants escape, he added.

Two suspected militants were also killed in the shootout, the officer said.

The unrest spread to neighbouring villages as thousands of residents clashed with government forces, hurling stones and chanting: ‘We want freedom’ and ‘Go India, go back’.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • chinto
    Jun 16, 2017 - 11:37PM

    kashmir situation is getting worse and worse. World community should take a strict notice of this. Force india to resolve this dispute.Recommend

  • Jamal
    Jun 17, 2017 - 4:11AM

    The silence and deafening of the free world is amazing.Recommend

  • Raw Is War
    Jun 17, 2017 - 7:53AM

    world community dances to India’s tunes.Recommend

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