Six fighters and two workers killed in violence in Kashmir


Srinagar, India — On Saturday night, police said the assailants had killed two non-local workers in two targeted attacks in India-controlled Kashmir.

The killings occur hours after police said police had killed four suspected militants in the last 24 hours, three of whom were involved in the killings of three in the minority community last week.

Police accused radicals fighting Indian rule in Saturday’s attacks in major cities in the region and villages in southern Kashmir, calling the killings a “terrorist attack.”

In the first case in Srinagar, police said militants fired at Hindu street vendors from Bihar, eastern India. He died on the spot, police said.

An hour later, a Muslim worker in northern Uttar Pradesh was shot dead in the southern part of Ritter village in the Purwama district and seriously injured. Police said he later died in the hospital.

Last week, the perpetrators were three Hindus, Sikh women, and local Muslims in the area, with a sudden increase in violence against civilians widely accused by both pro-Indian and anti-Indian Kashmir politicians. The taxi driver shot deadly.

Police also said on Saturday that two militants were killed in a gun battle with government troops in the southern region of Panpole. Two other rebels were killed on Friday in two separate gun battles with Indian troops in the southern districts of Srinagar and Purwama.

Police said three of the killed rebels were involved in the killing of a prominent local Hindu chemist and two school teachers, Hindu and Sikh.

After a series of murders last week, authorities detained more than 1,000 people in a thorough crackdown on the entire Kashmir Valley.

Meanwhile, Indian troops killed four in a gun battle with rebels who were furious in the woodlands of a town in southern Mölndal on Thursday as the troops recovered the bodies of two missing soldiers on Saturday. Said he went up to.

On Monday, five Indian soldiers were killed in the most deadly gunfight with militants in the adjacent woodlands of the town of Slankote.

Indian Army spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Debender Anand said the military is continuing its search operations in both areas.

India and Pakistan claim the entire divided territory of Kashmir.

Rebels in Kashmir’s Indian-controlled territories have been fighting control of New Delhi since 1989. Most Muslim Kashmirs, under Pakistan’s control or as an independent state, support the rebels’ goal of uniting their territory.

India claims that the Kashmir militants are Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. Pakistan has denied the charges, and most Kashmirs consider it a legitimate free struggle. Tens of thousands of civilians, rebels, and government troops were killed in the conflict.

Associated Press

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