Rebels, 2 Indian Soldiers, Civilian Killed in Kashmir

LeT chief in the state, Mehmood Shah, also released a statement saying: "Forces got frustrated by the courage shown by the militants and with the result, they opened fire on the innocent people killing two civilians and injuring dozens. This is how they have been treating people in Kashmir", another local said, wishing anonymity. However, security officials said that there were no restrictions imposed in the rest of the Valley.

A repeated check on all the houses yielded no success but the police personnel accompanying the raiding party insisted on a rechecking a house where the intelligence input had suggested about the presence of the militants.

Two of them belonged to Kashmiri separatist group Hizbul Mujahideen while the other two were Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives, the police said.

All shops and commercial establishments remained closed in Srinagar.

Seven people died - four militants, two soldiers and a civilian - during a 12-hour gun battle in Indian-controlled south Kashmir's Kulgam district that ended Sunday morning. The cops retaliated by firing tear smoke shells and resorting to heavy baton charge to disperse the stone pelting youth.

The Valley-wide strike called by the separatist leadership to protest the deaths evoked mixed response.

Both the factions of the Hurriyat Conference (HC) and Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), spearheading the agitation, demanding right to self determination, have given "challo" call today, on the fourth day Fateha ceremony of civilians.

Related Articles

  • Morgan Stanley: Bearish On Retail, But Bumps JC Penney Up To Hold

    The highest and lowest price target given by the brokerage firms to the equity are $185 and $102, respectively. The Average Volume of the company is 20.34 Million, while the Relative Volume of the company is 1.

    UFC 208 Embedded - episodes 3 & 4

    After bemoaning the arduous weight cut, the Brazilian reiterated her desire to see a featherweight division introduced by the UFC. She became the first woman to ever defeat Ronda Rousey as a professional mixed martial artist. "I need to make this worth it".
    China Jan copper imports slip as business slows

    China Jan copper imports slip as business slows

    But Nomura analysts said it can also be explained by a weakened yuan, which has made Chinese exports more affordable. Raymond Yeung, chief greater China economist at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.in Hong Kong.
  • Trump's New Start With Russia May Prove Better Than Obama's

    To date, Trump has been muted on Twitter and in press conferences regarding Flynn's situation or his status in the administration. Flynn spoke to Kislyak on December 29, the same day the sanctions were announced.
    Elections Commissioner Demands Trump Prove Outrageous Voter Fraud Claims

    Elections Commissioner Demands Trump Prove Outrageous Voter Fraud Claims

    A member of the Federal Election Commission is now calling on Trump to share any evidence he has to support his claim. There is a move in Iowa and New Hampshire to eliminate Election Day registration.

    Peru judge orders arrest of former president

    With this, Toledo becomes the most significant political figure in Peru to be indicted in relation to the Odebrecht case. Toledo is a visiting professor at Stanford University, near San Francisco, where he graduated with a PhD in economics.
  • Mobile strikes back at Verizon's unlimited data plan

    Mobile strikes back at Verizon's unlimited data plan

    These upgrades are available starting this Friday, February 17, at no extra charge for customers on T-Mobile ONE. Everyone has an opinion about Verizon Communications Inc (NYSE:VZ) decision to offer an unlimited data plan .
    Westworld's Thandie Newton could be joining 'Han Solo' movie

    Westworld's Thandie Newton could be joining 'Han Solo' movie

    The role has not been revealed yet for which the studios is pursuing her but there is a chance that Newton might say yes. Granted, there are cases where we do know the character from a previous canon story.
    'Fifty Shades Darker' Unmasks $22M+ In Offshore Foreplay - International Box Office

    'Fifty Shades Darker' Unmasks $22M+ In Offshore Foreplay - International Box Office

    The movie spends much of its time presenting Christian as flawed but decent boyfriend material - not the creepy stalker he is. The film earned $2M on its opening day, which is the biggest first-day collection of this year, at the box office in Brazil.
  • Ex-Foreign Minister Steinmeier Chosen As German President

    Before the vote, Steinmeier said he would, if elected, work to counter a heightened sense of insecurity in today's society. As president, Steinmeier would enjoy little executive power and would be considered an important moral authority.
    Hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested during ICE raids across the US

    Hundreds of illegal immigrants arrested during ICE raids across the US

    At least 160 people were arrested in Southern California alone, and 200 in Georgia and North and South Carolina, NBC reports . ICE said any raids conducted recently were "routine" and "ongoing" - in other words, not related to national political events.
    Toyota RAV4 Adventure edition unveiled at Chicago show

    Toyota RAV4 Adventure edition unveiled at Chicago show

    Other aesthetic details will include black mirror housing, tinted taillight housing and black satin finish exterior badging. Inside, it has special trim panels, floor mats and sill plates, as well as a 120 volt power outlet in the cargo bay.