Three Civilians Killed in Blast, Troops’ Firing in IOK

Srinagar, September 21 (Kashmir Voice): In occupied Kashmir, three civilians including a woman, Pinki Kaur, were killed and thirty others were injured in a blast in Tral town, today. According to media sources, the blast took place near bus stand in the town when the cavalcade of the so-celled minister, Nayeem Akhtar, was passing through the area. Indian troops and police personnel, who were part of Nayeem Akhtar’s cavalcade, resorted to indiscriminate firing after the blast. Three civilians identified as Ghulam Nabi Trag, Muhammad Iqbal Khan and Pinky Kaur, were killed while more than thirty others were injured during the blast. Indian troops and police personnel have cordoned off the area and launched a massive siege and search operation. Soon after the incident, people took to the streets and staged massive anti-India demonstrations. The protesters said that the civilians were killed in the firing of Indian troops. Meanwhile, Indian forces’ personnel also launched door-to-door searches in Banihal town after the killing of an Indian soldier and injuring of several others including an officer in an attack near Jawahar tunnel in Banihal, last night. The attackers also snatched away an INSAS Rifle and an AR-41 Rifle from the soldiers. The Joint Resistance Leadership comprising Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik in a statement expressed grief over the loss of precious lives in Tral. The leaders said that the camps and bunkers of Indian forces in large numbers in civilian areas had become a source of nuisance for the people. Hurriyat leader, Zafar Akbar Butt also expressed concern over the killing and injuring of civilians due to the firing of bullets and pellets by Indian troops in Tral. KASHMIR VOICE

Three Civilians Killed in Blast, Troops’ Firing in IOK

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