Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Indian troops claim killing 'LeT commander' in IHK

As the fighting raged, thousands of people in the village and neighboring areas ignored the government security lockdown and marched to Arwani in an attempt to help the trapped rebels escape.

This happened while some locals started pelting stones at the security forces as they laid a cordon around the house where the terrorists were hiding.

The CM said she has reiterated it time and again that violence and innocent killings would lead the State only to a cobweb bloodletting and destruction and uncertainty rather than paving the way for any peaceful solution. He was put in the list of 12 most wanted militants in the Valley right now by the Army.

Two civilians were also killed and a dozen more were injured after being hit by bullets near the site of the encounter. "It was a desperate attempt by the militants in wake of actions taken against them by the security forces", Agha told ANI.

Police officials who spoke to Anadolu Agency on the condition of anonymity, said militants opened fire on a group of policemen in Achabal area killing six.

APHC Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who was once again placed under house detention also paid tributes to the slain militants and civilians. "Due to widespread support for militants these days, it is hard to make out who is a ultras and who is not", a police officer said.

An Indian policeman kicks an exploded tear gas shell in an attempt to thrown it at Kashmiri protesters in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, June 16, 2017.

"It is because of the stubborn and rigid approach of the New Delhi towards Kashmir and its people that killing of innocent civilian has become a daily feature".

The combing operations are underway in the area.

After the separatists' call for protest shutdown, the authorities imposed a restriction in Srinagar and several parts of Kashmir Valley to prevent any untoward incidents.

Twenty of the injured persons are being treated at different nearby hospitals while some of them with severe injuries have been referred to Srinagar hospitals.

Kashmir has been divided between India and Pakistan since the end of British rule in 1947 but both claim the Himalayan territory in its entirety.

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