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ISJK chief Dawood Salafi among four militants killed in Anantnag gunfight: Police

Srinagar, June 22: Four militants, including the chief of IS in Jammu and Kashmir, were killed in a gunfight with government forces in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday, police said. The slain, according to an official, were identified as ISJK chief Dawood Salafi alias Burhan from HMT Srinagar, Majid Manzoor Dar from Talangam Awantipora, Ashraf Itoo from ...

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Musharraf resigns as All Pakistan Muslim League chairman


Islamabad, June 22: Former President Pervez Musharraf on Friday resigned from the chairmanship of the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML), the party’s new chairman Mohammad Amjad said. The former military ruler sent his resignation to the Election Commission as it was no longer possible for him to run the party from abroad, said Amjad. Earlier this week, the poll body rejected ...

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BJP demands action against Azad for ‘army operations killing more Kashmiri civilians’ remark


New Delhi, June 22: The BJP on Friday attacked senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad for his remarks about “the Indian Army operations kill more civilians rather than militants” in the state, and demanded action against him. The party said that Azad’s statement was “irresponsible, shameful and deeply regrettable” and asked the Congress leadership ...

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Srigufwara Gunfight: Army version


Srinagar, June 22: Army on Friday issued a statement regarding the gunfight in Srigufwara area of south Kashmir’s Islamabad district. The spokesman said that based on specific intelligence, a joint operation was launched in the early hours on Friday by Army, JKP, CRPF in Naushera, village of Srigufwara. “While the search of the area was being carried out, government forces came ...

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Forces launch CASO in Mehand village, firing resumes in Srigufwara

Srinagar, June 22: Government forces on Friday cordoned off the Mehand village of Islamabad after receiving the inputs of the presence of militants in the area. An official said that firing has resumed in Srigufwara village in Islamabad after a brief lull. The gunfight in Srigufwara started on today early morning, so far, a civilian, policeman and four militants have been ...

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‘Kashmiris prefer to be independent’: Congress’ Saifuddin Soz speaks in Pakistan’s language, sparks row


Srinagar, June 22: Former Union minister and veteran Congress leader in Jammu and Kashmir, Saifuddin Soz, has made a shocking statement. Soz has suggested that Kashmiris would prefer to be “independent” if allowed to exercise “free will”. He has claimed in his upcoming book that former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf’s assessment about 10 years ago that the people of Kashmir would ...

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Ganderbal: Rescue operation to trace drowned teacher continues on third straight day


Srinagar, June 22: Rescuers on Friday continued to search for the body of a school teacher who drowned in Sindh nallah in central Kashmir’s Ganderbal district on Wednesday. Kulsuma Rashid, a teacher at a private school, slipped into the river while taking pictures during a picnic. An official said that volunteers and the police continued to search for the body today ...

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Tral shuts on third consecutive day to mourn militant killings


Tral, June 22: A complete shutdown is being observed on the third consecutive day on Friday in south Kashmir’s Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district against the killing of three Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) militants. All shops, business establishments, government and private offices remained closed while public transport was off the roads. Three militants, including a non-local, were killed during a gun ...

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