Kashmir unrest: Two militants, one civilian killed as protests break out after Shopian encounter [Photos]
A woman was killed and eight people were injured on Tuesday in clashes with security forces in Shopian.
A woman was killed and eight people were injured on Tuesday in clashes with security forces in Shopian. PTI
Clashes erupted after Indian troops cordoned off a village in the southern Shopian area overnight on a tip that militants were hiding in a house, police said. Two militants were killed in the night-long gunfight with the security forces. PTI
As the fighting raged, hundreds of residents, mostly young men, entered the streets in solidarity with the rebels, chanting pro-militant slogans and demanding the end of Indian rule over Kashmir. AP
Even though the encounter concluded after the militants were killed, fighting continued between rock-throwing protesters and troops who fired bullets, shotgun pellets and tear gas. Kashmiri villagers look at the house which was damaged during a gun-battle at Shopian. AP
Police said Ruby Jan alias Beauty died in the crossfire. She was rushed to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Kashmiri villagers carry the body of Ruby Jan during her funeral. AP
Over 200 militants, 75 police and soldiers and at least 40 civilians have died in Jammu and Kashmir this year, the deadliest since 2010. The surge in violence comes after massive anti-India protests and clashes erupted in Kashmir after militant leader Burhan Wani was killed over a year ago. People show bullets while inspecting the damaged homes after the encounter between security forces and militants. PTI