Srinagar, June 18 (KMS) In occupied Kashmir, a 20-year old youth, Aijaz Ahmed Butt was martyred and several others were critically injured after Indian occupational forces opened fire on peaceful protesters in Nowapora Akhran area of Kulgam district, this evening.

The today’s toll rose to three, as two youth were killed by the troops during a siege and search operation in Bandipora district, earlier in the morning. »

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Geneva, June 18 (KMS): UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein during his opening statement of the 38th session of the Human Rights Council said that he was deeply saddened by the assassination of veteran journalist Shujaat Bukhari.
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UN report on Kashmir hailed

Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Bandipora district, today.

The youth were killed in an ongoing massive military operation, launched by the Indian army in Panar area of the district some 10 days ago. Seven units of Indian army’s Rashtriya Rifles, three Para Commandos and a special team of Indian Air Force are taking part in the crackdown. Meanwhile, a police officer told media in Srinagar that six Indian army men including the Commanding Officer of army’s 14 Rashtriya Rifles suffered injuries in an attack in the area. The troops also launched a cordon-and-search operation in Bijbehara area of Islamabad district, today. »

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Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), Muhammad Yasin Malik, visited Soura hospital to enquire about the health of the youth, injured in firing by Indian troops on Eid day.

Muhammad Yasin Malik also met the critically injured youth, Abdul Majeed War. The JKLF Chairman on the occasion said the young man, battling for life, became the latest victim of Indian pellet terrorism. He met War’s family and expressed solidarity with them. »

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Officer among six army men injured during operation

Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, two Kashmiri youth were martyred in a fresh act of Indian state terrorism in Bandipora district, today. The youth were killed in an ongoing massive military operation, launched by the Indian army at Panar in the district, last week.

Indian army claimed that the youth were killed during a gunfight with the troops early in the morning. Indian army’s 14 RR, 22 RR, 52 RR, 18 RR, 28 RR, 27 RR, 31 RR, army’s 3 Para Commandos and special team of Air Force are taking part in the operation, which was, first, launched on June 9. »

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Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, over a dozen civilians were injured in a mysterious blast at a park in Ganderbal district on Sunday evening.

Police did not rule out the use of explosive material in the blast. “It wasn’t any firecrackers or grenade blast. It is presumed that gelatine, generally used in quarry blasting, was used in the blast,” a senior police official told media. »

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Srinagar, June 18 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has appreciated the first ever United Nations human rights report on Kashmir. Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, today, also praised the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner, Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, over his commendable work to expose Indian brutalities and gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir. »

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Srinagar, June 17 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Srinagar, two young boys were killed and dozens injured during clashes between protesters and the Indian troops on Saturday even as men, women and children dressed in their best thronged mosques and Eidgah across the Valley for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations.

One 18-year-old Sheeraz Ahmed was hurt during the clashes at Brakpora in Islamabad district and later succumbed to injuries and another 15-year-old Waqas Ahmad Rather was killed in indiscriminate firing by the troops at Nowpora in Pulwama district. Dozens were injured in the firing of pellets, bullets and teargas shells triggering further clashes in Islamabad town. Two youth hit by pellets in their eyes were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment. At least twelve youth were injured in the forces’ action. All the injured were shifted to District Hospital Islamabad for treatment. »

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