One civilian has lost his life and dozens of others have sustained injuries after New Delhi’s soldiers raided a village in Indian-controlled Kashmir.
According to police and witnesses, Indian force from a nearby army camp raided homes and thrashed the residents of Khrew village, located in the restive southern district of Pulwama.
The assault led to the death of a 30-year-old teacher, identified as Shabir Ahmad Mongu, and the injury of some 60 other people in the area, the locals said.
Unknown gunmen have killed two soldiers and a police officer in Indian-administered Kashmir amid heightened tensions in the disputed Himalayan region.
The assailants ambushed two army trucks and a police car overnight in Baramulla district, 60 kilometres (37 miles) west of the region’s main city of Srinagar, police said Wednesday.
Three more people were injured in the ambush. A search is underway to find the attackers.
Indian army convoys have been patrolling Kashmir at night more frequently in recent weeks amid a wave of unrest in the region.
Fresh series of clashes erupted in Kashmir on July 8, when people protested against the killing of Burhan Wani, a popular pro-independence fighter at the hands of Indian forces.
There are an estimated 500,000 Indian troops currently deployed in the restive territory. The country has imposed a curfew across large parts of the territory since July.
Since India and Pakistan won independence from British rule in 1947, the arch-rivals have been claiming Kashmir in full but have had only partial control over it.
Thousands of people have been killed in the unrest in Kashmir since early 1990s.