Srinagar, July 07, 2018 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, three civilians including a minor girl were martyred while several others injured in the firing of Indian troops on peaceful protesters in Kulgam district, today. People took to the streets after Indian forces launched a cordon and search operation in Redwani area of the district, today. They raised high-pitched pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Indian troops and police used brute force to disperse the protesters, triggering clashes between the demonstrators and the forces’ personnel.
As the clashes intensified, the police and troops resorted to indiscriminate firing of bullets, pellets and teargas shells on the protesters resulting in the killing of three people and injuring of several others. The martyred civilians have been identified as Shakir Ahmed Khanday (22), Irshad Majeed (20) and a girl Andleeb (16). The protests and the clashes were going on till reports last came in. the situation in the area is very tense.
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