Joint Resistance calls for shutdown after 11 militants were killed in Shopian

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Srinagar: Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik on Sunday called for a Kashmir-wide shutdown. The Shutdown call is for Sunday and Monday.

The call has been given in view of militant killings in south Kashmir.

At least eight militants, including top commanders, were killed in separate gunfights in Anantnag and Shopian districts. At least four militants have been surrounded by the forces in Kachdor village.

Official sources said that eleven militants have been killed in the twin operations at Dragad and Kachdor. They said seven militants were killed in Dragad, and four killed in Kachdora where the gunfight was ongoing.

The JRL has asked people to suspend business and other activities and offer funeral prayers in absentia at 4 pm across Kashmir valley.

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More than 50 persons were injured in clashes that ensued at both the places following the gunfights. Some of the injured have been referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Four army soldiers have also received injuries in the operation and were shifted to military hospital for treatment. Among the injured, two soldiers were identified as NK Shrikant and Sepoy Hariom.

The gunfight at both the places broke out late last night after a joint team of army’s 44 RR, 3 RR, 34 RR, SOG and CRPF have cordoned off both the places.

Earlier, a militant Rouf Bashir Khanday was killed and his associate Imran Rashid was arrested alive during an overnight gunfight at Brunty Dialgam in Islamabad district.


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