On Sunday, 70 km from Srinagar, four militants, and two soldiers were killed in an encounter that seethed the South Kashmir community.
A gunfight erupted on Sunday morning when four militants were found held up in a house in Nagbal village of Frisal area.
“The terrorists had taken the owner’s son hostage. We had no option but to storm the house,” was the statement of Army Brigadier R. Chakravarty. “While doing so, two soldiers and a civilian were shot by the terrorists. Later, the news surrounded with terrorist being killed by the security forces.
Clashes break out after the killing of four militants:
The Eyewitnesses of the incident told the media about the action of security forces saying” the security guards fired into the crowd to break up the fast spreading protests. And that’s how the news ran in south Kashmir about the killing of four militants.
According to figures issued by two hospitals present in south Kashmir, 15 of the civilians were treated, including 12 who had the bullet injuries. One of the injured civilians who later got identified as Mushtaq Ibrahim, a resident of Srigufwara, succumbed to injuries in a Srinagar hospital.
From Hizb and Lashkar; urging the morale of the terrorists:
“Two of the militants belonged to HizbulMujahideen, and two others were associated with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT),” said Brigadier Chakravarty in his latest statement. “Their death is bound to impact the spirit of the terrorists.” The militants belonged to Kulgam, Kashmir. Later, the recognition of civilian was done as AshiqReshi, a government employee, and a father of a three- month -old child, three more soldiers suffered severe injuries.
Opposition National Conference leader Ali Mohammad Sagar said Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had claimed that she commanded the forces to practice restraint while dealing with civilians.“Sunday’s incident explained the reality. Why was the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) not followed?” he asked.
J&K government spokesman Naeem Akhtar said in his statement that the government will look into the matter and find out the circumstances that led to such an inhumane situation.