New Delhi, June 16: A terrorist opened fire upon troops of 29 Battalion of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Jammu and Kashmir police at Pantha Chowk in Srinagar, a news agency ANI reported. The agency further reported that one CRPF soldier got injured in the attack. More details are awaited in the incident. The soldier has been rushed to the hospital. The entire area has been cordoned off.
Earlier in the day, a soldier was killed after Pakistan violated ceasefire in Nowshera in Rajouri district. The Nowshera ceasefire violation came hours after there was another ceasefire violation at Arnia sector of the state. The Arnia ceasefire violation was reported at 0400 hours on Saturday morning amid the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations across the nation.
The two continuous ceasefire violations have come two days after four Border Security Force (BSF) troopers were killed and five others injured in an unprovoked Pakistan ceasefire violation on the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. (Also Read: Massive Stone Pelting Witnessed in J&K During Eid Celebration)
Meanwhile, massive stone pelting and clashes between youth and security forces were witnessed at Janglaat Mandi Anantnag at 6:45 AM after Namaz offerings. According to reports, the situation in the valley turned more violent after the prayers. Security officials had to resort to using tear gas shells. During the protest, there were voices demanding independence of Kashmir. (Also Read: UN Rights Report on Kashmir Describes PoK as ‘Azad Jammu And Kashmir’)
On Wednesday, Pakistan condemned the “unprovoked ceasefire violations” along the Line of Control (LoC) by Indian troops and summoned India’s Acting Deputy High Commissioner over the same. The firing killed four and injured at least three in Jammu and Kashmir’s Chamliyal area of Samba district on Tuesday night.
In total, the valley has witnessed the killings of over 55 militants and the deaths of 27 locals this year. The situation in Kashmir is considered to be turbulent as nearly 80 incidents of violence occurred there in the last four months. Civilians were often seen thronging to encounter sites to stage protests with the intention of giving the militants an opportunity to escape.