Jammu & Kashmir

Indian troops martyr two youth, blast house in IOK

In occupied Kashmir, Indian troops in their fresh act of state terrorism martyred two youth in Islamabad district, today.
The troops killed the youth identified as Altaf Kachroo and Omar Rasheed during a cordon and search operation at Munward area of the district. The troops also blasted a house in the area. The Indian authorities claimed that the martyred youth were top commanders of Hizbul Mujahideen. More details are awaited.
The authorities blocked mobile internet services in this south Kashmir district. The train service between Srinagar and Banihal has also been suspended.
The killing led to clashes between protesters and the Indian troops in the area. Youth took to streets soon after the troops launched the cordon and search operation in the village located near Khanabal area of the district. The troops fired teargas shells to disperse the protesters who pelted them with stones.
On the other hand, several barracks of Indian soldiers were completely gutted and a large quantity of arms and other items, including oil drums, were damaged in a massive fire which broke out in the Indian army’s 45 Rashtriya Rifles headquarters in Machil area of Kupwara district, yesterday.
Meanwhile, India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) arrested serving deputy jail superintendent Feroze Ahmad Lone, currently posted as Deputy Jail Superintendent, Amphalla prison, Jammu, along with one Ishaq Palla on the charge of being lenient to Kashmiri detainees and supporting the ongoing freedom struggle.
The NIA said Ishaq Palla has been remanded to 10-day custody by the Special NIA court Jammu. Feroz Ahmad Lone will be produced before the Court, today, for seeking his custody.