Militants attack police post in Kashmir
Militants on Thursday attacked a police station in Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Thursday evening, PTI reported. A police officer said a group of militants opened fire at the police station. They also hurled a grenade into the premises.
“Militants attacked the Kralgund police station in Handwara tehsil of Kupwara on late Thursday evening,” a senior police officer told Times of India. He said the attackers fled after police personnel started firing in retaliation. There has been no loss of life. Investigators have launched a search operation for the perpetrators.
According to India Today, one Army jawan and two unidentified militants were killed on Friday morning in another gunfight between security forces and militants in Kashmir’s Bandipora district. The encounter started in the morning in the Manzpora area of Nahidkhai village in Bandipora.
Meanwhile, another encounter in North Kashmir’s Sopore town is underway.
The region has been marred with militant attacks and civilian protests since the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen leader Burhan Wani on July 8. More than 90 people have been killed in unrest in the past five months, and hundreds have sustained grievous injuries during protests. The Valley has been left paralysed by frequent shutdown calls by separatist groups.