Srinagar, April 02:Multiple rounds of live bullets and tear smoke shells were fired into the congregation of civilians assembled in an open ground in Shopian town. The civilians has assembled for the funeral of a local militant, Zubair Turray killed in a gunfight earlier.
According to eyewitnesses, the CRPF is firing from both the sides of the ground, and the people have nowhere to go. While speaking to Free Press Kashmir, an eyewitness said that people were trying to save themselves by taking cover behind trees, as forces on both the exits were firing.
Eleven militants were killed in the twin operations at Dragad and Kachdor. Seven militants were killed in Dragad, and three killed in Kachdor where the forces blasted the house to kill the remaining militants when reports last came.
One militant Rouf Bashir Khanday was killed and his associate Imran Rashid was arrested during an overnight gunfight at Brunty Dialgam in Anantnag district.
Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) of Syed Ali Geelani, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Yasin Malik on Sunday called for a Kashmir-wide shutdown. The Shutdown call is for Sunday and Monday.
A civilian youth was killed, while a dozen others were injured near the gunfight sites.
Police sources in Srinagar and Shopian have identified the killed militants as Yawar Itoo, a resident Safnagri Zainpora, Nazim Nazir of Nagbal, Adil Thokar of Homhona, Ubair Shafi Malla, a resident of Trenz, Rais Thokar of Paderpora, Ishafaq Malik of Pinjoora and Zubair Turay of Shopian town.