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Bhadarwah killing: Curfew continues for second day, mobile internet snapped

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JAMMU: The curfew in violence hit Bhadarwah town of Doda district in Jammu and Kashmir remained clamped for second consecutive day after a man was shot dead by some persons.

“There is no relaxation in the curfew and it remains to continue for second day too on Friday,” a senior administrative official here said.

He added that overall situation in the town so far is peaceful, adding, “the restrictions have been imposed as preventive measure.”

 

As many as eight persons have been detained
in connection with killing of a civilian in Bhadarwah tehsil following which the District Administration also imposed curfew and Army was called in after law and order problem broke out.
Police said that early morning on Thursday at around 0200 hours, information was received that one Nayeem Ahmed Shah, resident of Killa Mohallah, Bhadarwah was shot dead by unknown persons near Nalthi, Bhadarwah.

After preliminary investigation, total eight persons have been detained for thorough questioning, said the police spokesperson.

Meanwhile, agitated mob resorted to stone pelting and violence, he said and added that police and other SF were able to control the situation.

“Additional forces have been rushed from Jammu and other neighboring districts,” he said and added that curfew has been imposed in Bhadarwah town.

“We are investigating the matter,” SSP Doda Shabir Malik said here adding that whether it was a political killing or out of some rivalry, is being ascertained.

However, mobile internet is also snapped to prevent rumour mongres from spreading hatred messages.


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Restrictions in Old City tomorrow, classwork to remain suspended in schools, colleges in Kashmir

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Srinagar, May 23: Authorities today said that class work in all schools and colleges in Kashmir will remain suspended tomorrow in view of the killing of militant commander Zakir Musa in Pulwama’s Dadsara.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan told Kashmir News Service (KNS) that classwork in all schools and colleges will remained suspended in Kashmir.

The decision of the authorities follows in the wake of reported killing of militant commander Zakir Musa in an encounter with security forces in Dadsara Tral in Pulwama district Thursday evening.

 

SSP Srinagar Dr Haseeb Mughal told that restrictions will be put in place in Downtown area of Srinagar.

He said that reports of imposing curfew in Srinagar are baseless

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Zakir Musa killed in Tral gunfight: Reports

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Srinagar, May 23: Chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Zakir Musa has been killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Thursday evening.

The officials in Kashmir are, however, yet to confirm the killing of Musa, the chief of Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind Hind, an affiliate of Al-Qaeda.

Sources said a gunfight erupted at Dadsara village in the Tral sub district after joint teams of forces launched a cordon and search operation after an input about presence of militants in a house.

 


“As the searches were carried, at around 7.15 pm militants opened fire which was retaliated triggering a gunfight. In the ensuing gunfight a militant was killed,” the sources said. They identified the slain militant as Zakir Musa.

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Gunfight breaks out in Dadsara Tral

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Srinagar, May 23 : Gunfight raged between security forces and militants in forests of Batipora area of Dadsara Tral in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

An official told KNO that on specific inputs about the presence of militants, a joint team of forces including 42 RR launched search operation in the area.

On intensifying search operation towards suspected spot, hiding militants fired upon forces triggered encounter, he said.

 

As per sources, two to three militants of Zakir Moosa lead group are believed to be trapped

Meanwhile, the mobile internet services have been snapped in Police district Awantipora as precautionary measure.

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