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Srinagar: Armed forces in Jammu and Kashmir have strengthened the bullet-proofing shield of their vehicles and bunkers after steel bullets that can pierce through normal protective shields were “recovered from militants” during a military operation in south Kashmir recently, news agency PTI reported. A few days back, the local commander of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Vilayat Hussain Lone alias Sajjad Afghani, was killed in a military operation. The army had claimed that it recovered 36 rounds of armed…

Sopore: Maintaining that the peace is prevailing across the valley, General officer Commanding of Srinagar-based 15 Corps Lt General BS Raju Thursday said that all the parameters of violence in Kashmir have come down including the “stone-pelting, agitation, and bandh calls besides the overall environment is changing.” GoC 15 Corps Thursday formally inaugurated the Chinar Radio FM station in Sopore in presence of the GOC Kilo Force and other top officers. GoC Raju while addressing the…

Rajouri: An army sepoy was on Wednesday morning found dead in a camp of Army’s Ace of Spades division near Chawa area of Rajouri district. An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the sepoy, posted in an army camp near Chawa area on the outskirts of Rajouri town, was found lying in a pool of blood with bullet marks on his body. “The body has been taken to GMC Associated Hospital Rajouri…

Srinagar: Post August 5, 2019, Srinagar roads and bridges have been dotted with military bunkers many of which have been built near schools and hospitals which in turn have made these places vulnerable to the attacks. In the past, grenades have been thrown at many bunkers, and places where there is deployment of forces. On August 5 2019, when the Indian Parliament scrapped article 370 which granted semi-autonomous status to the erstwhile state of Jammu…

PRO Defence Col. Rajesh Kalia has termed the allegations as baseless Srinagar: The armed forces on Wednesday allegedly assaulted several civilians and used them as human shields, during a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Narwa village of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district. Locals said that the armed forces barged into many residential houses at the village and conducted door-to-door searches. During the operation, the forces allegedly assulted several youths in the village and used them…

Pampore: Army went berserk in Khrew, Pampore Tehsil of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. According to the locals they physically assaulted the local drivers “without any reason”. Locals said that the army verbally abused them and they ‘were beaten ruthlessly with sticks and gun butts’. Eye witnsses said that the army smashed the mirrors of vehicles present at main bus stop Khrew. “Trembling in fear, the shopkeepers left their shops and started rushing towards safe places,”…