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Highlights: Kashmir witnesses protests over Sabzar Bhat's killing; Indian Army mounts ops in Valley, guns down 10 militants in 24 hours Live

The Army On Saturday Said Its Relentless Operations To Thwart Attempts By Pakistan To Boost Terror Activities In Kashmir Have Borne Fruit, Resulting In The Deaths Of Ten Militants Along With Hizbul Mujahideen Militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat In The Past 24 Hours.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Prakhar Sharma | Updated on: 27 May 2017, 10:38:58 PM
Violent protest after Hizbul Mujahideen militant Sabzar Ahmad Bhat killed in encounter with Army

New Delhi:

Violent protests have erupted in Kashmir Valley after the army escalated its anti-insurgency operations in which 10 militants, including Hizbul Mujahideen commandar Sabzar Ahmad Bhat, have been killed in past 24 hours.

“Relentless operations by security forces have defeated desperate attempts by Pakistan and Pakistan-sponsored agents to spread terror in the state in the run-up to the holy month of Ramzan,” said defence spokesman of the Northern Command.

In the last 24 hours, ten heavily armed intruders and terrorists have been successfully eliminated, he said.

In the ongoing counter-infiltration operations along the LoC in Rampur sector, six armed intruders have been intercepted and eliminated, he said.

In another counter-terror operation which was based on specific information from a local source in Tral in South Kashmir, have so far resulted in deaths of two terrorists, he said.

Army troops on Friday foiled an attack by Pakistan’s Border Action Team (BAT) on a patrol party along the LoC in Uri sector, killing two militants.

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Here are the live updates:

Indian Army holds press conference to brief the media about ongoing anti-insurgency ops


A Kashmiri resident has died during exchange of fire between security forces and militants in Tral


Valley witnesses shutdown at 50 places, stone-pelting also reported in Tral where Sabzar Ahmad Bhat was killed

#5:41 pm

Srinagar to be under curfew from tomorrow in the wake of bandh call given by separatists

#5:33 pm

In the last 24 hours, 10 heavily armed terrorists have been successfully eliminated: Army

#5:30 pm

Ops by security forces have defeated attempts by Pak& Pak sponsored agents to spread terror in J&K in run up to the holy month of Ramzan: Army

(With Inputs from PTI)

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First Published : 27 May 2017, 05:05:00 PM

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