J&K: Encounter underway in Kulgam, three militants cornered by security forces

12 April, 2018, 00:41 | Author: Sergio Cook
  • Kulgam encounter

A Station House Officer (SHO) sustained a head injury during clashes between the civilian protesters and the security forces in north Kashmir's Baramulla town.

They said that troops of Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police, Rashitriya Rifles (RR) and CRPF launched a joint search operation at Wani Mohalla, Khudwani Wanpoh in Kulgam district in the wee hours today.

As the fighting raged, people poured out of their homes and pelted stones at the security forces even as two-to-three militants from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) reportedly remained holed up inside the house. Two other security personnel were also injured.

While police and army officials maintain that the search operation was in progress, sources said the security forces withdrew following the clashes. Three among them, including two teenagers, succumbed to the injuries on being brought to the hospital.

The martyred soldier has been identified as Sepoy Sada Gunakara Rao.

Last-gasp Ronaldo penalty takes Real into Champions League semis
Bayern have already wrapped up their sixth consecutive Bundesliga title and are a goal up here going into the second leg. The Turin club have visited Real Madrid eight times in their history, losing five and winning just twice.

Doctors named the civilians who died as Aijaz Ahmad Palla, 30, who had a gunshot injury, Faisal Elahi, 15, Bilal Ahmad Dar, 17, and Sharjeel Sheikh 28. Witnesses added that an Army gunship helicopter was also used during the operation.

The locals alleged that the Army fired indiscriminately into the protesting crowds, but a statement issued by the police here said that the civilians were caught in crossfire. Police have sent a communication to the cellular companies directing them to snap down the mobile internet data in Pulwama, Shopian and Awantipora reduce the speed in Srinagar with immediate effect.

The latest civilian killings have again pushed Kashmir on the edge with separatists calling for a strike on Thursday and Friday.

However, some people in Kulgam alleged that the four were killed when security forces opened fire on a crowd that was proceeding towards the encounter site.

One jawan and three civilians have lost their lives in the encounter till now.

Recommended:



Popular

Uber CEO says company still believes in future of autonomous vehicles
Last year, a Volvo XC90 from Uber was hit by the driver of another vehicle. "If this goes on, you'll simply have gridlock". The deal comes as Uber expands beyond its flagship on-demand rides and into other modes of local transportation.

Maharashtra: DMER taps students of Nashik University to pledge for organ donation
Every year, she said the wait list grows, and hundreds of people die without receiving the treatment they need. The organ transplant procedures were scheduled to begin early Sunday morning.

VW's Diess Goes From Lame Duck to Top Dog in Two Years
Diess is due to outline the group's new leadership structure in front of the supervisory board on Friday, two sources said . Predecessor Martin Winterkorn fell victim to the company's scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

NA Has $1.91 Million Position in Tesla, Inc. (TSLA)
Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 3rd quarter valued at about $106,000. After $-3.84 actual EPS reported by Tesla , Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 15.89% negative EPS growth.

Plane Crash on Arizona Golf Course Kills 6
At least 100 people have reportedly died, and local sources have been quoted as saying the death toll could exceed 200. A line of white body bags could be seen on the ground next to what media said was a Russian Ilyushin transport plane.

Guest list of Harry and Meghan's wedding has surprises
Reuben Litherland, a 14-year-old schoolboy, has been invited for teaching his classmates sign language after he was born deaf. I think we can all agree that it's pretty disappointing that Prince Harry is still planning to marry someone who is not me.

Google petitions Indian antitrust watchdog's 'search bias' verdict
Google Flights offers travellers the ability to quickly explore destinations and find the best flights at affordable prices. One, Google was promoting its own services over others in the search results, especially when displaying flight options.

Syria, Russia accuse Israel over strike on Syrian air base
And a prominent Republican senator warned Trump that a failure to act now could leave him in a weakened posture internationally. The attacks were launched on the country's T4 military base and Syrian officials suspect American involvement in the attacks.

Poisoned Russian ex-spy "improving rapidly"
She is speaking, issuing statements and reportedly talking to relatives back home in Russian Federation on the telephone. He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition .

Ricciardo fastest in 1st Bahrain practice
He escaped a grid penalty for Sunday's race and Ferrari was instead fined 5,000 euros ($6,100). In seventh was Pierre Gasly in the Toro Rosso , powered by Honda this season.