Srinagar, February 10 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred five Kashmiri youth in Kulgam district, today.

The troops killed the youth during a cordon and search operation in Kellam area of the district. The operation was jointly launched by the personnel of Indian army’s 9 Rashtriya Rifles, Central Reserve Police Force and Special Operation Group of police. The troops also destroyed a house during the ongoing operation.

The martyred youth have been identified as Waseem Bashir Rather, Zahid Parray, Idrees Butt, Aaqib Nazir and Pervez Butt.

The authorities suspended mobile phone and Internet services in the district. Train services have also been suspended in South Kashmir.

Meanwhile, dozens of people were injured when troops fired pellets on protesters in Kellam village of Kulgam district. The injured were shifted to Kulgam district hospital for treatment. They were protesting against the operation and subsequent killing of the youth by the Indian forces in the area.

The clashes were going on when the report was filed.


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