The Pakistan media has accused the Indian security forces of killing six innocent Kashmiri youth in Ganderbal and Ramban districts of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian media reported that the Indian army killed three terrorists in the volatile region after militants kidnapped civilians.
The troops, according to reports claim – during cordon and search operations (CASO) Indian forces martyred three youth in Naranag area of Ganderbal and three others in Batote area of Ramban district in Jammu region. The troops have also launched similar operations in Ramban and Doda districts of Jammu region.
On the other hand, normal life remained crippled on the 55th consecutive day, on Saturday, in the Kashmir valley as shops, business establishments and educational institutions remained closed.
A shutdown was observed in Doda, Bhaderwah and Kishtwar against Indian occupation and repeal of the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by India.
In Islamabad, the Convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter, Syed Abdullah Gilani, talking to media said that Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, in his address to the UN General Assembly has effectively represented the aspirations of the Kashmiris. He said that Imran Khan proved himself a real ambassador of the oppressed people of Kashmir.
A large number of people also held a protest march in Dhaka, capital of Bangladesh, against Indian actions in Jammu and Kashmir. The demonstrators demanded of India to end restrictions and communication blockade in the territory.
Three terrorists were killed after they took a civilian hostage in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district, the police said. The hostage was rescued after a nearly five-hour-long rescue operation.
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“We have killed three terrorists in the gunfight, which has ended. One soldier was also killed in action,” Army spokesperson in Jammu region Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand told news agency Press Trust of India.
“Two policemen were injured in the rescue operation,” Jammu Inspector General of Police Mukesh Singh told news agency ANI. This was the first of two encounters and one grenade attack that were reported from Jammu and Kashmir this morning.
The encounter in Batote in Ramban district started around 12:30 pm when the three terrorists tried to stop a passenger bus on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.
Sources said the bus driver on seeing the terrorists, who came wearing Indian army dress sped away after finding something suspicious. The driver informed the police after which the security forces surrounded the area and launched a search operation.
Heavy rain in the area made the operation challenging, the sources said, adding the three terrorists entered a house and took hostages. They fired at the security forces and threw grenades before entering the house.
The second encounter broke out in the upper reaches of Ganderbal, bordering Gurez, which is near the Line of Control (LoC). A terrorist was shot dead, the Army’s Northern Command tweeted.
The third incident was reported from Srinagar, where terrorists threw a grenade at a sparsely populated neighbourhood. No one was injured in the attack. There were few people on the road as restrictions were back in the area, sources said. The police are trying to find out the target of the grenade attack as the area was mostly deserted, sources said.