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Another youth martyred in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops on Saturday martyred another Kashmiri youth in Islamabad district of India held Kashmir.

According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the youth was killed by Indian troops during cordon and search operation at Nowgam in Verinag area of the district.

The operation was going on till last reports came in.

A day earlier, three youth were martyred by the troops during a violent cordon and search operation at Panjran in Lassipora area of the district. The bodies of the youth were recovered from the debris of two residential houses destroyed by the troops in the area.

The martyred youth were identified as Suleiman Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, Imran Ahmed Butt and Aashiq Hussain Ganai. Suleiman Khan, Shabbir Ahmed Dar, were working with the Indian police as special police officers (SPOs), who had gone missing along with their service rifles from District police Lines Pulwama on Thursday.

Subsequently, the people took to the streets and staged forceful demonstrations against the killings. Indian police and troops fired pellets and teargas shells to disperse the demonstrators, triggering clashes between the protesters and the forces’ personnel. Several people were injured in the brutal actions of the Indian forces. KMS reported.



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