Indian troops martyr five Kashmiri youth, injure several others

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ISLAMABAD: Indian troops, in their fresh acts of state terrorism, martyred five Kashmiri youth and injured several others in Budgam and Sopore areas, today.

According to the Kashmir Media Service (KMS), the troops during siege and search operations killed four youth at Futlipora in Pakherpora area of Budgam.

Over a dozen people including a minor boy, Sameer Bashir Mir, were injured after Indian forces’ personnel fired bullets, pellets and teargas shells on demonstrations in the area.

The troops killed another youth during a crackdown operation in Sagipora area of Sopore town. The operation was going on till reports last came in.

Meanwhile, the puppet authorities have snapped mobile internet services in Budgam and Pulwama districts to prevent demonstrations against the killings.

At least 140 armed militants, including some senior commanders, have been killed since the start of the year by government forces. Militant ranks have swelled since security forces shot dead a hugely popular rebel commander, Burhan Wani, last year. Wani was a native of Tral where Thursday’s attack was staged.

His death further sparked months of deadly anti-India protests and a military crackdown that left more than a 100 civilians dead and thousands more injured