Five civilians killed, many injured in troops’ actions in IOK

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Indian troops martyr two more youth in occupied Kashmir

ISLAMABAD: In Indian occupied Kashmir, at least five civilians were martyred and several others, including a woman, were injured in the brutal actions of Indian troops in Islamabad district, Friday.
According to Kashmir Media Service, the troops opened fire on a residential house during a cordon and search operation in Srigufwara area of the district, killing five people.
More than 20 people were also injured in the actions, the Kashmir Media Services further reported.
Earlier, an Indian policeman was killed and two troops were injured in an attack in the same area.
Meanwhile, massive protests erupted in the area against the cordon and search operation and subsequent killing of the civilian.
Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters, triggering intense clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel.
Many people have sustained injuries during the clashes, which were going on when reports last came in.
Sources at Sub-District Hospital Bijbehara and Primary Health Centre Srigufwara confirmed that a dozen injured civilians were brought for treatment at the twin facilities. Further details are awaited.
The occupation authorities have suspended mobile internet services in the district to prevent people from sharing information about the situation in Srigufwara. – APP

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