Indian troops martyr six Kashmiris in Shopian

Protesters subjected to brute force, 20 injured

Srinagar, August 04 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred six Kashmiris in Shopian, today.

The troops killed five youth Umar Nazir Malik, Waqar Sheikh, Arshad Khan, Aijaz Ahmed Paal and Arif Ahmed during a violent cordon and search operation in Kilora area of the district. The operation continued till reports last came in. A civilian identified as Bilal Ahmed Khan was killed after Indian troops opened fire on the people who had gathered in Ganowpora area of Shopian to attend the funeral prayers of one of the youth martyred earlier.

Meanwhile, forceful anti-India demonstrations erupted in Kilora, Ganowpora and other areas of the district. Indian troops and police used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes. At least twenty protesters sustained injuries in the brutal actions of the forces’ personnel.

District Hospital sources told media that they received 20 civilians in an injured condition. They said that five injured were referred to a hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment. They added that one of the injured has been hit by a bullet in his shoulder while four others were hit by pellets.

The occupation authorities have suspended mobile internet services in Shopian district to prevent people from sharing information about the latest situation.

 

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