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Indian troops kill three youth in occupied Kashmir

SRINAGAR: Indian troops in the latest act of state terrorism killed three Kashmiri youth in Sopore area of Baramulla district in north Kashmir on Wednesday.

According to Kashmir Media Service, the government forces killed three young Kashmiris during a siege and search operation carried out in Amargarh area of Sopore. Two of the martyrs have been identified as Javaid Ahmad Dar and Abdul Hameed Mir. Earlier, a soldier and policeman sustained injuries in clashes with the residents of the area.

Meanwhile, the authorities have imposed restrictions and deployed heavy contingent of police and paramilitary personnel in Sopore and other areas of the district to prevent people from staging anti-government demonstrations over the killings.

They have also suspended mobile and internet services and announced closure of educational institutions in many areas of north Kashmir including Sopore, Handwara, Hajin and Sumbal.

A day earlier, Pakistan condemned and deplored the continuing reign of state terrorism against the innocent civilians by Indian forces in Occupied Kashmir.

In a statement in Islamabad, the foreign office spokesperson said that Indian forces have killed more Kashmiris and injured many others demanding their inalienable right to self-determination, during the last few days. The Indian forces, in the latest acts of barbarism, again used live ammunition and pellet guns and attacked a hospital in Pulwama and a Women College in Srinagar, it added.

In August last year, India’s Central Reserve Police Force, which deploys a large contingent of paramilitaries in Kashmir, had told a regional court that more than 100 people had been partly or completely blinded by shotgun pellets.

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