2 militants, 2 civilians killed in disputed Kashmir

In 4 am siege, Indian forces open fire on civilians, say villagers, killing 2, including a woman

2 militants, 2 civilians killed in disputed Kashmir

World Bulletin / News Desk

Two militants and two civilians, including a woman, were killed by Indian armed forces in the south of disputed Kashmir on Saturday.

The police confirmed the killings in the village of Dialgam in the Anantnag district, saying that the two militants had been hiding in the village.

According to locals in Dialgam, the Indian forces laid siege to the village at around 4 in the morning.

“People began to assemble as soon as they heard the Indian forces come into the village and people made announcements from the village mosque asking everyone to come out. Some people threw stones at the Indian forces to repel them and save the militants," Muzamil Ahmad, a college student, told Anadolu Agency.

Ahmad said that the forces later opened fire at civilians, killing a 41-year-old woman named Tahira and a 21-year-old man named Shadab Ahmad.

"At least a dozen boys from our village have bullet injuries,” he added.

Both the civilians, according to hospital records, died from bullet injuries. Shadab had been hit by a bullet in his face.

While the police claim the civilians were killed in crossfire, the villagers say that Indian forces opened fire on them, killing the two civilians.

Last Mod: 01 Temmuz 2017, 14:39
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