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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…

Kathua: One among the two army pilots who were seriously injured after a Dhruv helicopter crashed in Lakhanpur area of Kathua, has succumbed to the injuries, official sources sad. They said that the incident took place at around 07:50 PM when a Dhruv helicopter that was on a routine patrolling crashed inside an army establishment near Basoli Morh of Lakhanpur. “Both pilots including the co-pilot sustained grievous injuries and were shifted to Pathankot army hospital,”…

Pulwama: Seeking a thorough inspection into the case, the father of one of the three youth who police and army claimed were militants and killed in a military operation, on Tuesday said that he will kill himself at Lal Chowk in Srinagar if the police failed in providing the proof that his son was involved in any militancy act. The families maintain their kin were innocent and were “killed in a fake encounter”. The three…

Srinagar: The residents of Chattabal area of Srinagar on Sunday staged a protest at press enclave, demanding authorities to look why the army has dug a playfield in their locality. Scores of residents from Chana Mohalla locality of Chattabal and adjoining areas assembled at Srinagar’s press enclave demanding authorities look into the issue as they are apprehensive that “army may grab the land”. Javaid Ahmad, one of the protesters said that they saw some army…

Uri: Two army porters were injured after they fell from a hill in Uri area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Tuesday. Official sources told news agency GNS that porters slipped from the hill when they were taking some load uphill at a forwarded post of the army in village Nawarunda Uri and got injured. The injured have been identified as Mohammad Ramzan Poswal (21) son of Mohammad Ashraf Poswal and Mohammad Rameez Poswal (17)…

Srinagar: Army on Monday termed the media reports, claiming Captain of 62 Rashtriya Rifle (RR) killed three civilians in a Shopian fake gunfight for a reward of 20 lakh rupees, false and said that Indian Army has no system of cash awards for its personnel for any acts in combat situations or otherwise in the line of duty. In a statement, Army said: “There are media reports quoting that Amshipora encounter actions were driven by…

‘300 page challan produced before Principal & Sessions Judge Shopian’ Shopian: The Special Investigation Team which was constituted by Police to probe Amshipora Shopian encounter on Saturday produced challan against three persons including an army captain who were involved in the case, on Saturday. Deputy Superintendent of Police Wajahat Hussian (KPS) who was heading probe committee told news agency KNO that challan which comprises 300 pages against three persons involved in the case was produced…

Kathua: Two armed forces personnel were dead and another seriously injured after an army barrack collapsed at Machedi in JK’s Kathua district on Friday. Officials said that two armed forces personnel have died and another who sustained injuries has been referred to a military hospital in Pathankot. PRO Defence Jammu Lt Col Devinder Anand confirmed the incident and said that further details will be shared later. (GNS) Free Press Kashmir is now on Telegram. Click…

Army assures probe, terms the incident unfortunate Baramulla: Journalists from north Kashmir’s Baramulla district on Friday staged a protest demonstration against armed forces personnel for allegedly thrashing them during an army event in the district. Scores of the protesting journalists said that army has physically assaulted them when they had gone to cover the army sponsored event Jeshan-e-Baramulla in the district. They said that after covering the event when media persons were about to take…

Kupwara: As many as 22 shops were gutted in a midnight blaze at Lawoosa area in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. The shops in the shopping complex within the army brigade got damaged in the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday, officials said. The shop owners said that the fire broke out at around 11:00 pm and engulfed the whole shopping complex, damaging at least 22 shops belonging to civilians including the non-locals at Lawoosa in Nowgam. Manzoor…