Intense clashes in Bijbehara against militant killings; Scores injured

Umar Khurshid

Islamabad

Intense protests amid clashes erupted in Bijbehara town of Islamabad district in southern part of Kashmir Monday after the death of three militants who were killed in an encounter with forces in Awoora area of Pahalgam.

Several people were injured after forces resorted to aerial firing and teargas shelling to disperse protesters who didn’t retreat.

On Sunday a gunfight erupted between forces and militants in Awoora village of Bijbehara district.

The gunfight ended today morning resulting in the killing of all the three militants who were holed up in a house.

The trio was identified as Adil Ahmed Reshi of Bijbehara, Abid Ahmed Sheikh of Saktipora and Masood Ahmed shah of Bewoora.

Earlier braving intense cold and snowfall thousands of people participated in the funeral procession of the the slain militants.

 

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