Kashmir unrest: 14 people, including LeT militant Junaid Matoo, killed in separate incidents
The Kashmir valley saw a multitude of violence on Friday, while 14 people were killed in three separate incidents. The deceased are three militants, two civilians, eight police officers and one soldier.
Militants killed in Arwani region
The first incident took place in the village of Arwani, located in the Kilgam district south of Kashmir. – Security forces including the military, Kashmir police and CRPF – had been rushed to Lashkar-e-Taiba militants (LET) in a house in the Malik mohalla area. An animated combat shot in which three militants were killed, including LeT’s top commander, Junaid Mattoo.
Mattoo, 19, was one of the 12 most wanted militants in the Kashmir valley was a new generation of Kashmiri militants who joined the LeT instead of Hizbul Mujahideen.
The bodies of three militants were recovered by security forces. The other two militants were identified as Nasir Wani and Adil Mushtaq Mir.
Also recovered weapons, ammunition, magazines and grenades of appointments.
Image deceased commander LeT Junaid Mattoo. Image courtesy: News18 died image file commander LeT Junaid Mattoo.
As they approached the region, the youth gathered around the area and began to take off the forces that have caused clashes between the security forces and civilians. Clashes also erupted around the area where forces fired on demonstrators.
Two civilians, Mohammad Ashraf Khar, 22, and Ahsan Dar, 14, died in layoffs.
Due to the losses, the separatists called for a protest strike and the authorities imposed Section 144 in southern Kashmir.
One group attacked the police in the area of Achabal
In what is supposed to be a response to Mattoo’s death, the terrorists attacked a police party in the Achabal area in southern Kashmir, 20 km from the site of the Arwani meeting.
At first they dominated the police and fatally beat them in their face nearby. The incident took place when Feroz Ahmed, a batch of 2,010 deputy inspector, went to the police station after he performed his duty at Anantnag.
The militants had ambushed the Anantnag-Achabal road near the village of Kulgad and fired at the police party. The police are not traveling in a bulletproof vehicle.
All the police, including Ahmed, were killed immediately, police said. The army was called in to carry out a tracking operation in the region. The Hindu reports the number of policemen who died at eight.
Ahmed was very popular in the South Kashmir Police Division and had recently organized an iftar party. The other deceased officers include advisers Sharik Ahmad and Tanveer Ahmad (Budgam district), Sheraz Ahmad (Asher Ahmad) and Ahmed Sabzar (Anantnag).
Soldier killed in LOC
In a separate, unknown incident, a soldier in the Indian Army was killed by a shot in the Pakistani army at the Control Line in the state’s Naushera sector. The shooting took place at the Control Line (LOC) in the Rajouri district.
Defense Ministry spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Manish Mehta said: “The Pakistani army launched unprovoked dismissal against Indian army positions in the Naushera sector by 5150 Friday.”
“The Indian army has responded vigorously and effectively,” he said. “In the exchange of shots, Naik Bakhtawar Singh hurts and succumbed to his injuries during the evacuation to the military hospital.”