A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws an exploded tear smoke shell back at Indian police and paramilitary troopers (unseen) during a protest in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 30, 2015. Kashmiri Muslim protesters clash with Indian police and paramilitary troopers after Friday prayers over the killing of Abu Qasim, a top militant commander heading Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)
A Kashmiri Muslim protester throws an exploded tear smoke shell back at Indian police and paramilitary troopers (unseen) during a protest in Srinagar, summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Oct. 30, 2015. Kashmiri Muslim protesters clash with Indian police and paramilitary troopers after Friday prayers over the killing of Abu Qasim, a top militant commander heading Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir. (Xinhua/Javed Dar)

Five militants and five civilians were killed Sunday in a fierce gunfight and subsequent clashes in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gunfight broke out in village Badigam of Shopian, 62 km south of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir.

“Today in a gunfight with militants in Badigam, five militants have been killed,” a senior police official posted in the area told Xinhua.

“We tried to persuade them (militants) to lay down arms and surrender but they rejected the offer and fired on our positions, evoking a similar response.”

Media reported that the slain militants were affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen, the region’s indigenous militant outfit and included commander Saddam Paddar, his aide and newly recruited Mohammad Rafi Bhat, an assistant professor of the sociology department of Kashmir University.

Police officials said the gunfight in the area began after joint contingents of army, paramilitary and police cordoned off the area on intelligence information on the presence of militants.

As the gunfight was going on, locals took to the roads shouting slogans and clashed with the government forces. The locals threw stones on their contingents, who responded by firing tear gas and bullets.

Officials said five people were killed and many others wounded in the clashes. Enditem

Disclaimer: News Ghana is not responsible for the reportage or opinions of contributors published on the website.

Send your news stories to [email protected] and via WhatsApp on +1-508-812-0505 

Previous articleMay 6 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT
Next articleIsraeli troops arrests 6 whilst hitting Hamas post
Xinhua News Agency, Xinhuanet is an important central news service-oriented website, an important information organ of the central government, and an important platform for building up China's online international communication capacity. Established on November 7, 1997, as an online news provider of the Xinhua News Agency, it was officially named Xinhuanet on March 10, 2000 and began around-the-clock news release with leading online public opinion at home and setting a good image of China abroad as its main task.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here