Shutdown in Kashmir to protest civilian killings

07 March 2018, 06:51 | Kristine Mills

4 dead as militants attack forces in Kashmir, says Army

J&K: Militants attack Army's Mobile Vehicle Check Post in Shopian, one killed

The army said they were "over-ground workers/accomplices" of militants but chief minister Mehbooba Mufti said the youths were civilians killed in crossfire.

Situation in sought Kashmir took a turn for the worse on Monday, March 5, as people came out on streets to protest the deaths in firing by security forces on Sunday.

While security forces say that the three killed, who they say were travelling in a vehicle with the terrorist, were his associates, locals allege that they were civilians killed in army firing.

Police found a auto at some distance away in which three boys were found dead.

The locals alleged that the civilians were travelling in a vehicle through the area and were killed in reprisal by the Army following the militant attack. He was absent since 13 November, 2017.

However, Col Kalia issued a detailed statement on the incident saying that two speeding vehicles were seen approaching the MVCP location from the direction of village Trenz on Sunday evening. "Further investigation is on", a police officer said. "Another body has been found at a distance from last evening's incident at Pahnoo Shopian", a police spokesman said. The firing ensued after the army signaled a auto to stop at a check post and militants inside opened fire. Own troops, in self defence, responded the same with fire. Later during the search, the body of Amir Ahmad Malik was recovered.

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The three "OGWs" who, locals claim, have no links with militancy, were identified as Aamir Malik, Suhail Wagay and Shahnawaz Wagay, all residents of Shopian district. "Three more bodies were found in the vehicle amid the inquiry. Taking up arms or joining terrorism only lead to loss of life and nothing can be achieved", he said. One rifle was also recovered. The chief minister tweeted her condolences to the families of the people who were "caught in cross fire".

Srinagar (J and K), Mar 05 (ANI): Separatists on Monday called for a shutdown in Kashmir over killing of three civilians in alleged firing by security forces.

Mobile Internet service was snapped in twin districts of Shopian and Pulwama in south Kashmir while high-speed service was suspended across the Valley.

The body of Gowhar Ahmad Lone, 24, of Molu Chitragam, Shopian, was found around 250 meters away from the site at Pahnoo. The militants then fired in the air to honour their dead colleague.

Media reports said there were dozens of clashes involving stone-pelting erupted in Shopian.

Malik along with his supporters tried to march from his Maisuma residence towards LalChowk.

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