Modi, Mehbooba Meet Failed To Stop Bloodshed In Kashmir, Three More Civilians Killed

Three civilians, one trooper killed in an ongoing encounter, in district Kulgam, in South Kashmir on Wednesday.

Jammu & Kashmir witnessed twenty deaths last week in which thirteen terrorists, four civilians & three army soldiers were killed. To end the cycle of ongoing violence in Kashmir, Chief Minster Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minster Narendra Modi, last Monday and help was sort towards finding ways to end bloodshed in the state & growing alienation among its youth. However just two days after Modi and Mehboba met, three more civilian & one army casualty was reported from South Kashmir, during an encounter.
According to local news agency, GNS, on Tuesday night the joint team of army's Rashtriya Rifles, the SOG and CRPF laid a siege at Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani at around 11:30 pm.
The officials confirmed that a gun battle broke out between the militants and security forces in the early hours.
Three security force personnel were injured in the initial exchange of firing, the officials said. One of them later succumbed to his injuries.
Local residents were seen pelting stones on security personnel, which lead to clashes, they said, adding that three civilians were killed & many other were injured. The three civilians killed near the encounter site have been identified as, Bilal Ahmad Tantray of Qoimoh, Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Hameed of Khudwani, Faisal Ilahi, a resident of Melhooora Sangam. According to the doctor, Bilal had bullet injuries on the right side of his chest. He further told that the hospital received 35 injured persons having bullet and pellet injures.
In this encounter an army soldier was also killed and two others injured.
Following the information of encounter & civilian killings, government decided to shutdown different colleges & schools, in the region.
The joint Huryat leadership also called for valley wide shutdown on Thursday & Friday, against the civilian killings.

Sajad Lone

Sajad Lone

Sajad Lone from North Kashmir, District kupwara. Graduate in mass.communication & multimedia production. Since 2015 I'm working with few local newspapers.

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