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Four militants, 2 soldiers, civilian die in Kashmir gun battle

16 February 2017, 01:08 | Clarence Schmidt

Four militants, 2 soldiers, civilian die in Kashmir gun battle

Post-encounter, curfew in parts of tense J&K

A total of eight people, including four terrorists, two civilians and two soldiers, were killed in a 10-hour long gunbattle between security forces and terrorists in Frisal village in the Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

Thousands of people are preferring to travel by train daily which is not only cheap and fastest mode of transport but safe in the Kashmir valley, where traffic jam has become daily problem on roads.

He said the militants sprayed automatic gunfire to break the cordon, leading to an exchange of gunfire with police and soldiers that killed four militants and two soldiers.

"Curfew has been imposed in entire Kulgam district and Shopian town to maintain law and order in the wake of the killings yesterday", a police official said.

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Police also detained woman separatist leader and Dukhtaran-e-Millat chairperson Asiya Andrabi alongwith her close aide Sofi Faheema from her residence in Srinagar this morning. After her release, she was under house arrest.

"There is no restriction on the movement of people anywhere else in the Valley but security forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to keep a tight vigil on anti-social elements", he said.

Meanwhile, youth staged protests at many places in Valley including South Kashmir and Central Kashmir to protest against the civilian killings. One man died and about 12 were injured when the security forces opened fire on the crowd. Three militants escaped, the officials said.

The separatists have called for "march to Kulgam" on Wednesday.



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