Jammu and Kashmir: Three militants killed, restrictions imposed in parts of Srinagar


IS claimed in November previous year that an attack in Zakura on the peripheries of Srinagar in which a policeman and a militant were killed.

"The identity of third one is being ascertained", the spokesman said. AK 47 rifles, hand grenades, and pistols have been recovered from the encounter place, the police said.

In this connection, a case has been registered and an investigation has been started under the relevant provisions of the law by the police.

The militants including one from Srinagar were killed in a gunbattle with the security forces in Anantnag district.

Those killed were identified as Eesa Fazli from Srinagar, and Syed Owais and Sabzar Ahmad Sofi from Anantnag district, according to agency reports cited by the Times of India. An official said that restrictions were imposed in parts of Downtown Srinagar and Soura area.

The massive gathering chanted pro-freedom slogans, with a few brandishing ISIS flags as well, reports said. People have turned up in large numbers to attend the last rites of one of the slain militants. Son of principal, Eisa went missing from his hostel room in Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University (BGSBU) in Rajouri on 17 August, 2017.

The authorities had asked all cellular companies to suspend mobile internet service in the Valley to prevent spread of any rumour on social media. It was restored in the evening.

Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in many areas across the valley as shops and other business establishments were shut and public transport was minimal, the official said.

Officials ordered schools closed on Monday and clamped a curfew on some parts of Srinagar, the urban centre of protests and clashes against Indian rule, and Islamabad district in held Kashmir.

Resistance leaders Yasin Malik and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq have been placed under house arrest after three militants were killed in Anantnag on Monday morning.

Clashes erupted in various localities of Soura area in Srinagar.

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred at least three Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district of occupied Kashmir.

He said that everyday there are killings in Kashmir, so we how can be sure that those killed were militants.

He said that Kashmir dispute has to be addressed and resolved in its historical context either on the basis of right to self determination or through tripartite dialogue with the active involvement of all the stakeholders including Kashmiri people, who are the basic stakeholders of the dispute. The group affiliation of the slain militants was not immediately known.

The Board of School Education, in a statement also said that all exams have been postponed.