Indian security forces eliminate three militants in Jammu and Kashmir

Police and military liquidated three militants in the city of Srinagar, the summer capital of the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir, The Hindu reports.

Indian security forces eliminate three militants in Jammu and Kashmir

“All three of the killed terrorists were locals. They were involved in the killing of two Indian border forces on May 20”, – Kashmir police inspector general Vijay Kumar said.

Kumar noted that the authorities, with the help of the parents and neighbors of the militants, urged them to surrender, but they refused.

This is the second such skirmish in Srinagar in two months; earlier in May, during a special operation, one of the leaders of the Hizb-ul-Mujahidin terrorist organization was liquidated.

According to local authorities, 106 militants were eliminated this year in Kashmir, most of whom were local residents. The situation in northern India sharply worsened after New Delhi announced on August 5, 2019 that it would abolish the state of Jammu and Kashmir, creating on its basis two allied territories (administrative units that have less rights than the state): Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. To do this, the Indian Parliament repealed article 370 of the constitution, which gave the state special status. Pakistan, which claims to be the Indian part of Kashmir, sharply condemned this decision.

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