Shopian attack: Terrorist, accomplices killed in retaliatory firing

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Shopian attack: Terrorist, accomplices killed in retaliatory firing

This has also derailed any chances of normalcy returning to the area, considered to be a hotbed for separatist sentiments.

The cops had placed coils of concertina wires and barricades on the roads to restrict movement of people.

Authorities also ordered the closure of all educational institutions in the Valley till Thursday.

Indian army spokesperson said that the civilians were OGW workers of the rebels.

Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said that she was deeply distressed due to the civilian killings in Shopian.

After a mobile vehicle check post had come under attack from terrorists, on Sunday night, one terrorist and three overground workers were killed in the Army firing. The check post manned by army personnel was sacked upon after they signalled a auto to stop, a security official told news agency PTI.

"Three OGWs accomplices in the auto who were accompanying the terrorist were found to be dead", army spokesperson said. "When police was called in, they found a auto some distance away in which another boy was found dead", he said.

The Police have reached the spot and begun legal formalities. He was missing since November 13, 2017. He said the three boys were OGWs and accomplices of the slain militant.

While National Conference has said that killings can not be justified with an arbitrary, unproven pronouncement of the youth being OGWs and sought a probe into the incident. "All field reports indicate that the four have no connection with militancy".

Pulwama: The villagers of Pinjoora and Pahnoo areas on Tuesday held massive protests and demanded the removal of the army camp located in Pinjoora. The soldiers flashed search lights towards the approaching vehicles, but the occupants opened heavy firing from both the vehicles, the spokesperson added. Two more bodies were found on Monday when the Army slightly changed its stand.

The gunfight took place around 8 pm on Sunday.

On January 27, three civilians were killed when the army had fired on protesters.

Six people, including two militants, were killed in a shootout in Shopians Pahnoo area.

"This is the life of a common Kashmiri".

At around 8pm, two speeding vehicles were seen approaching the checkpoint from the direction of Trenz village, he said. But this is the reason.

The army has claimed the killed were OGWs. Mohd Yousuf Bhat said that the law enforcing agencies are not learning any lessons from previous such experiences.

"When your heart bleeds & you are emotionally amputated, no condemnation is enough. The statements of politicians to condemn these killings are nothing but drama", he said.

Earlier, "Joint Resistance Leadership", an alliance of key separatist leaders had called for observing one day shutdown on Monday to mourn and protest the civilian killings in Shopian.

To prevent escalation of tensions after the killings, authorities have taken strict measures.

The various business communities of the valley also reacted to the killings.

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