Six militants killed in Kreeri and Arwani gunfights

Six militants killed in Kreeri and Arwani gunfights

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Srinagar, October 25(KMW):  Six militants have been killed in two different encounters in Kashmir. Two militants were killed in a fierce gun-battle with government forces in Kreeri area of this north Kashmir district.

According to reports two militants were killed in an encounter that erupted after army’s 29 RR, special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF laid a siege around Utoora village of Kreeri here and started search operation.

Reports said that militants hiding in a house opened fire upon the search team in a bid to escape from the cordon. “The fire was retaliated leading to outbreak of encounter. In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed,” reports said.

Meanwhile violent protests erupted in Kreeri village after killed militants were killed by forces. Scores of residents, mostly youth took to streets in Utoora and its adjoining villages of Kreeri this morning and staged a protest against the ongoing anti-militancy operation. Angry youth shouting pro-freedom slogans pelted rocks at the government forces.

The government forces lobbed tear gas canisters to disperse the stone pelting protesters. Mobile internet service was snapped in this north Kashmir district.

2G, 3G and 4G mobile internet service was snapped by all cellular companies, including the state run BSNL this morning.

Meanwhile, Four militants have been killed in a gunfight in southern Kashmir’s Arwani area of Anantnag district. Police sources confirmed the killings.

Earlier, sources said, government forces engaged a group of militants in a gunfight after cordoning the house that they were trapped in.

The gunfight, they said, led to the killing of four militants. “The search operation is still going on.”
The identity of the slain militants is being ascertained.

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