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Gunfight in Kashmir kills a soldier and two guerrillas

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Srinagar: Two separatist guerrillas and a soldier were killed on Friday in a gunfight in Kupwara district of the Kashmir Valley, police said.

“A soldier and two militants were killed on Friday in a fierce encounter between the security forces and the militants in Rajwar forest area in Kupwara district,” a senior police officer told IANS in Srinagar.

“Following specific information about a group of heavily armed militants hiding inside the Rajwar forest area, the security forces launched a cordon operation in the forest,” the officer said.

“When hiding militants were challenged, they resorted to heavy firing at the security forces, triggering an encounter, which is still on,” the police officer said.

On Thursday, three guerrillas were killed in Poonch district of Jammu region when alert army men foiled an infiltration bid from across the Line of Control (LoC) into the Indian side from Pakistan-administered part of the state.

Kupawara district has been under guerilla attack repeatedly in recent times. There was a gun battle last month too. Colonel Santosh Mahadik lost his life a few weeks ago in Kupawara.

Kupawara is situated close to Pakistan occupied Kashmir. The Insurgency in Kashmir has been a huge problem for India and there has been a loss of several lives, both army personnel and civilians.

(IANS)

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Imran Khan Says, “The World is Silent on Kashmir”

Imran Khan questions the world's 'silence' on Kashmir

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Imran Khan made several allegations on India on the Kashmir matter in his recent speech. IANS

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday questioned the international community’s “silence” on the Kashmir situation and warned that “if ethnic cleansing of Muslims takes place in the region, there would be severe repercussions”.

Pakistan observed India’s Independence Day on Thursday as “Black Day” amid heightened tensions between the two neighbours following New Delhi’s move to scrap Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

“In Indian-Occupied Kashmir, 12 days of curfew, presence of extra troops in an already heavily militarised occupied territory… complete communication blackout — with the example of (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi’s earlier ethnic cleansing of Muslims in Gujarat,” the cricketer-turned-politician wrote on Twitter.

“Will (the) world silently witness another Srebrenica-type massacre and ethnic cleansing of Muslims in IoK,” he asked. “I want to warn the international community that if it allows this to happen, it will have severe repercussions and reactions in the Muslim world, setting off radicalisation and cycles of violence.”

 

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Imran Khan made some serious allegations against India and he also questioned the international community on their independence day. IANS

On Wednesday, Khan celebrated Pakistan’s Independence Day in “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” (AJK) to express “solidarity with the Kashmiris”.

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Addressing a special session of the AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad, Khan had said that any “miscalculation” on the part of New Delhi would elicit a “tit-for-tat” response from Islamabad.

“The Pakistan Army is battle-hardened and it is fully ready to respond to any violation by India. The entire nation is ready and stands alongside its armed forces,” Khan had said. (IANS)