Kashmir encounter: Security forces engage militants in Kulgam’s Arwani village

Police also said that five civilians were injured when they tried to stall the counter-insurgency operation

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 2:48 pm
kashmir, kashmir encounter, kulgam encounter, terror attack kulgam, india news, kashmir news Heavy firing was underway in Kulgam’s Arwani village as security forces cordoned off the area. (Source: Google Maps)

An encounter broke out on Friday between security forces and three militants in Arwani village in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area, news agency PTI reported.

According to police, the encounter began at 10 am after security forces and army personnel cordoned off a house at Malik Mohalla in the village two hours earlier. They had received a tip-off that three militants were present inside.

Police also said that five civilians were injured when they tried to stall the counter-insurgency operation. Police added that conversations overheard from Lashkar suggested that Junaid Mattoo, a local youth, was among the three trapped inside the house, along with Azad Malik and a Pakistani terrorist.

Mattoo is believed to be responsible for the fatal daylight shooting of two policemen at a bus stand in Anantnag in June 2016, an incident which was purportedly caught in CCTV camera.

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    Raj Parwani
    Jun 16, 2017 at 8:42 pm
    We had 70 years to win their hearts and minds but we seriously failed, now If majority of the Kashmiris want an independent state, it should be their basic human right, how long can we keep them with us using .8 million military and spending billions, that's not how civilized people act.
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      Kamal Pasha
      Jun 16, 2017 at 8:33 pm
      For Hindi army the situation is like changing the flow of river upward. Blaming other countries will not help India. Kashmiris have suffered a lot since 1947.
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        Raj Parwani
        Jun 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm
        We are seeing these kind of incidents one after another, how long will this go? We are loosing poor policemen and soldiers every day, our government is just giving rhetoric or awarding medals and the poor family is left without a father forever. This bloodbath will stop when our government will realize that sooner or later it has to come on the negotiating table, Kashmir is a dispute since par ion and it has to be resolved on table, now it's up to us to come to table now or waste few hundred thousand more precious lives before realising that problem will not go away on it's own.
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          Aam Aadmi
          Jun 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm
          This is wrong headline. It should be like " Indian Occupying mercenaries and agents attacking kashmiris who are owners of kashmir. We kashmiris dont like you bloody murders. you are not security forces you are murderers. you killed more than 100,000 kashmiris till now. Soon Gods wrath will bent upon whole India....Now the Dogs will start barking, ready one two three go........
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            Md Ramjan Ali
            Jun 16, 2017 at 4:18 pm
            U r a porki and constantly conspire with other states. U invaded kasmir and killed the kasmiris as a result king of kasmir sign agreement with indian government to include into india to protect kasmiri people from u.
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            1. p M
              Jun 17, 2017 at 6:38 pm
              Why donot who want khaliphate vacate and leave to muslim countries . Killed kashmiri pandits and occupied their property and now preach sermons.This is land of India never forget it.occupiers and looters should vacate.
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            2. Manas Sarkar
              Jun 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm
              Eliminate those terrorists....
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