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Gunbattle triggers anti-India clashes in held Kashmir

Published Dec 08, 2016 07:06pm

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Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard near the site of a gunbattle between suspected militants and Indian security personnel at Arwani Bijbehara, south of Srinagar. ─AFP
Indian paramilitary troopers stand guard near the site of a gunbattle between suspected militants and Indian security personnel at Arwani Bijbehara, south of Srinagar. ─AFP

Dozens of people have been injured in anti-India clashes that erupted in India-held Kashmir following a gun-battle between 'militants' and government forces.

Police say the gunbattle began Thursday after soldiers and police cordoned off southern Arwani village, and suspected militants hiding there began firing in an attempt to break through the siege.

As the fighting raged, thousands of people from neighbouring villages marched to Arwani in an attempt to help the trapped 'militants' escape.

Indian forces fired shotgun pellets and tear gas to disperse the rock-throwing protesters.

Witnesses said at least 40 civilians were injured in the clashes.

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Comments (7) Closed



Zealot Dec 08, 2016 07:55pm

Good work kashmiris..WE PAKISTANIS FULLY SUPPORT YOUR STRUGGLE FOREVER MORALLY AS IT IS OUR RIGHT.....

edwardian Dec 08, 2016 09:17pm

Inspirational story and a brave nation. You will achieve your freedom, God willing.

Mike London Dec 08, 2016 09:22pm

And cries about injuries.

Himanshu Dec 08, 2016 10:07pm

Thats the reason world doesnt listen to kashmiris or pakistan.

kamal pasha Dec 08, 2016 10:46pm

Your sacrifices will be written in golden words in the pages of history, you are brave and will continue to sacrifice your future and lives for freedom ,we Pakistanis are watching in wonder and amazement at your internal strength and foresight.

Namo Dec 09, 2016 01:41pm

@kamal pasha keep watching.

Pakistani Dec 09, 2016 03:26pm

If thousands of people are supporting 'militants' against the state then the state has lost the hearts of the people.Nowhere in Pakistan will militants find this much support.