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2 days ago
Civilian killed in protests in Kashmir

Srinagar, June 18 (IANS) A civilian protester was killed and seven others were injured on Monday during clashes between a stone-pelting mob and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, police sources said. Protesters started throwing stones on security forces in Mir Bazar area. After the mob refused to disperse, the security forces opened fire resulting in injuries to some...

15 days ago
Bodies of slain J&K militants exhumed, handed over to families

Srinagar, June 5 (IANS) Bodies of two militants, killed by the army as it foiled an infiltration bid on the LoC last month, were Tuesday exhumed in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara and handed over to their families following an order by the local District Magistrate, police said. Two families from Pulwama and Kulgam districts had filed an application before Kupwara's District Magistrate, sayi...

17 days ago
Two BSF men die in Pakistani firing, IPS officer's brother joins militants

Jammu/Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Two BSF troopers were killed and 11 others, including 10 civilians, injured on Sunday in heavy shelling and firing by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Akhnoor sector, triggering retaliation from the Indian side. The clashes, which lasted almost eight hours, forced the authorities to shift civilians from border villages in Pargwal and Kanachak sub-sect...

17 days ago
Two of 5 militants killed on LoC said to be locals

Srinagar, June 3 (IANS) Two of the five militants killed by the Indian Army last month while trying to sneak into Jammu and Kashmir's Tangdhar sector from Pakistan were on Sunday identified as locals by their families. The Army had said that the five militants were trying to infiltrate the Line of Control (LoC) when they were killed by troops on May 25. While the Army said it had...

20 days ago
CRPF trooper foils weapon snatching attempt in J&K

Srinagar, May 31 (IANS) An alert Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) trooper on Thursday foiled a weapon snatching attempt in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, officials said. Police said two persons armed with axes tried to snatch the service rifle of a CRPF trooper near the mini secretariat in Kulgam town that houses the office of the district magistrate. The CRPF jawan sust...

1 month ago
Gunmen loot Rs 3.28 lakh from bank in J&K

Srinagar, May 18 (IANS) Gunmen on Friday looted Rs 3.28 lakh from a bank in Kulgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. Two gunmen entered the Qaimoh branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank and looted the money from the staff at gunpoint. Police said a manhunt had been launched to trace the culprits. --IANS sq/tsb/mr ...

1 month ago
Five militants, five civilians killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Security forces on Sunday killed five militants, including an assistant professor of Kashmir University who had joined their ranks, leading to major street protests that claimed another five civilian lives, officials said. Director General of Police S.P. Vaid said the five militants died after being trapped in a house in Badigam village in Shopian district. ...

1 month ago
Five civilians killed in Kashmir clashes

Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Five civilians were killed on Sunday in clashes with security forces after five militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police sources said a protesting civilian, Adil Ahmad, injured during the clashes was declared dead on arrival by doctors at the Kulgam district hospital. Reports from the area said Adil was injured in Behibagh...

1 month ago
Three civilians killed in clashes in Kashmir

Srinagar, May 6 (IANS) Three civilians were killed on Sunday in clashes with security forces after five militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Police sources said a protesting civilian, Adil Ahmad, injured during the clashes was declared dead on arrival by doctors at the Kulgam district hospital. Reports from the area said Adil was injured in...

2 months ago
Security heightened in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 13 (IANS) Security was heightened in some parts of Srinagar city on Friday to prevent separatist called protests against civilian killings. The Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, has called for peaceful protests after the congressional Friday prayers against the four civili...

2 months ago
Restrictions imposed in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 12 (IANS) Authorities imposed restrictions in parts of Srinagar city on Thursday due to a valley-wide protest shutdown called by separatists against the killing of four civilians in a gunfight on Wednesday. The shutdown has been called by the Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL), a separatist conglomerate headed by Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Mal...

2 months ago
Four civilians, soldier die in Kashmir, militants escape

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Four civilians and a soldier were killed on Wednesday as a fierce gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district sparked off violent street protests and a call for a two-day shutdown in the Valley. Sepoy S. Gunakar Roy was killed when militants hiding in a house in Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area fired at security personnel c...

2 months ago
Four civilians, soldier killed in Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Four civilians and a soldier were killed on Wednesday as a gunfight between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district sparked off violent street protests and a call for a two-day shutdown in the Valley. Sepoy S. Gunakar Roy was killed when militants hiding in a house in Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area fired at security personnel closing ...

2 months ago
Yasin Malik arrested, separatists call for protest strike

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was detained on Wednesday when he carried out a protest march against civilian killings in Kulgam district. Leaders of the separatist conglomerate, including Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik, meanwhile called for a shutdown in the Kashmir Valley on Thursday and ...

2 months ago
Four killed, 40 injured during Kashmir gunfight

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A soldier and three civilians were killed as militants clashed with security forces on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district, triggering violent street protests, officials and witnesses said. The security forces finally used heavy explosives to destroy the house from where two or three militants linked to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were firing away in ...

2 months ago
Three civilians, soldier killed in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) An Indian soldier and three civilians were killed on Wednesday as a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir triggered violent street protests. Doctors said a civilian, Faisal Elahi, 15, was brought to a hospital in Qaimoh town in Kulgam district and he succumbed to critical bullet injuries. Earlier, two other civilians, Bilal ...

2 months ago
Soldier, two civilians killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) An Indian Army soldier and two civilians were killed on Wednesday during a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir that started late last night. Hospital sources said a second injured civilian, identified as Bilal Ahmad Dar, 17, was brought to the hospital after sustaining bullet injuries at the gunfight site in Kulgam district.

2 months ago
Soldier, civilian killed in J&K gunfight

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A civilian and a soldier were killed on Wednesday in an ongoing gunfight between the security forces and the militants in Jammu and Kashmir. Two other security personnel were also injured as the the holed up militants fired at security forces in Wani Mohalla of Kulgam district, informed sources in the police said. Protests have broken out near the gun ba...

2 months ago
Security forces, militants clash in Kashmir's Kulgam district

Srinagar, April 11 (IANS) A gunfight started late Tuesday evening between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir's Kulgam district. Police said the security forces surrounded Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area of Kulgam district for searches on Tuesday evening. During the search operation, some gunshots were heard after which an encounter started. The gunfight is still...

2 months ago
Civilian dead, 50 injured as 11 militants killed

Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) A civilian was killed and 50 others were injured as they clashed with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Sunday after security forces shot dead 11 militants in the region, police said. Of the 11 militants, 10 died in two gunfights in Shopian while another was killed in Anantnag district. The news of the militants' killings triggere...

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