Killings trigger clashes, internet service snapped

Srinagar, November 19 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops, in their fresh act of state terrorism, martyred six more Kashmiri youth in Bandipore district.

The troops killed the youth during a siege and search operation at Chadergeera in Hajin area of the district, last night. Earlier, a commando of Indian Air Force was killed and two Indian soldiers were injured in an attack in the same area.

A police official said a joint team of Army, police and Central Reserve Police Force laid cordon in Chandergair locality of Hajin and started house-to-house searches.

However, the police official claimed that the youth were killed during an exchange of fire. He said that two soldiers were injured including an Indian Air Force commando. “The commando later succumbed,” he added. The police official identified the slain commando as JP Nirala and injured soldier as Lance Naik Ranjeet of Army’s 13 RR unit stationed at Manasbal.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted in the area soon after the troops cordoned the area. “Locals including youth and women took to streets and pelted stones on forces. The troops fired dozens of teargas shells, triggering intense clashes.

Internet and mobile services were snapped in Bandipora district after the incident.

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