Conflict

Bloody May: 40 persons including 26 militants, 11 civilians killed

Srinagar: The onset of summer season this year has yet again repeated the bloodbath in Kashmir as the previous month (May) claimed lives of 40 persons including 26 militants and 11 civilians.

The month witnessed many gunfights and individual killings, leaving at least 40 persons dead. Top militant commander Zakir Musa who was founder and chief of Ansar Ghazwatul Hind and close aide of top commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani was also killed in the previous month.

Besides militants, civilians including the workers of mainstream political parties were also among the 40 persons killed in May.

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