Policeman, 2 Civilians Killed In Terror Attack In Kashmir's Anantnag District

08 May, 2017, 12:47 | Author: Garry Little
  • Kashmir

Two civilians, a policeman and a militant were killed in an attack in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said on Sunday.

A terrorist, wanted by the National investigation Agency (NIA) in the 2015 Udhampur terror attack, was killed in an attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district yesterday.

Three civilians were also killed due to indiscriminate firing by the militants. Police said a hand grenade and live ammunition were recovered from the pocket of slain terrorist identified as Fayaz Ahmed Ashwar, alias Setha, a resident of Reshipora Qaimoh in south Kashmir's Kulgam.

More details are awaited.

According to police officials, militants opened fire on a group of policemen who were clearing the traffic on a busy highway in Mir Bazar area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Saturday evening.

Sources said hundreds of people joined the funeral procession of the slain terrorist amid chanting of pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

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The injured militant was taken to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, police said.

Anti-India sentiments run high in the predominantly-Muslim Kashmir Valley, where most people favor independence or a merger with Pakistan.

What created a tricky situation was when militants surfaced during the funeral and offered gun salute to the slain Setha at his ancestral village on Sunday. There were at least four militants, carrying AK-assault rifles.

The police official said that the terrorists were travelling in a vehicle when they opened fire on the police team.

That time also the militants had retaliated as the Army troops were engaged in a reverse sweep, aterm used by the Army in which they carry out a surprise check of a location after having combed it earlier in the day.

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