SRINAGAR: Indian federal government pressures killed 5 presumed militants in occupied Kashmir, police stated on Tuesday, a day after militants allegedly shot dead 5 soldiers.
The murders come as the restive as well as questioned area is struck by a string of private capturings, with seven killed last week in strikes declared by an anti-India militant team, The Resistance Front (TRF).
Police claimed the 5 men were eliminated in 2 different events in the southern Shopian location of the disputed area.
3 of those killed were participants of the TRF, authorities declared, saying among them was responsible for the fatality of a street hawker recently.
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Kashmir’s top army officer, Lt Gen Devendra Pratap Pandey, stated the military operations were not linked to the noncombatant killings.
“I would not like to connect these procedures with any of the occasions that occurred in Srinagar or in other places,” Pandey informed reporters.
It follows five soldiers were killed on Monday in a mountain pass near the Line of Control (LoC) splitting the location from Azad Jammu and Kashmir. It was the most dangerous strike on military forces in the location because a 2013 ceasefire along the LoC was restored in February.