Kulgam encounter: Complete shutdown in Valley with heavy deployment of security forces
Following a separatist appeal for a protest shutdown across the Kashmir Valley, authorities on Monday made heavy deployment of security forces to avoid violence, police said.
Srinagar: Following a separatist appeal for a protest shutdown across the Kashmir Valley, authorities on Monday made heavy deployment of security forces to avoid violence, police said.
"There will be no curfew anywhere in the valley," SJM Gilani, inspector general of police (IGP) Kashmir zone, told the media here.
Violent clashes erupted on Sunday in Fraesal village of Kulgam district where eight people -- two civilians, two soldiers, four local militants -- were killed during a gunfight.
Over two dozen people were injured in these clashes.
Police said two militants belonged to the Lashkar-e-Taiba and the other two to the Hizbul Mujahideen.
Shops, public transport and other business establishments remained closed.
A vast forest area of Mendhar has been under tight security cordon since Thursday, when riflemen Vikram Singh Negi and Yogambar Singh, both from Uttarakhand, were killed in an encounter with terrorists in the Nar Khas forest
A look at terrorists being gunned down by security forces in Jammu and Kashmir as search ops continue
A massive search operation in the forest areas of Jammu and Kashmir's twin border districts of Poonch and Rajouri to track down ultras involved in the killing of seven army soldiers entered its sixth day on Saturday
There was no fresh contact with terrorists during the ongoing operation in the dense forest areas of Surankote in Poonch and nearby Thanamandi in Rajouri, the officials said