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Kashmir unrest: Indian Army regrets unfortunate loss of lives

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Published on 19 July 2016 5:15 PM GMT

Kashmir unrest: Indian Army regrets unfortunate loss of lives
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Srinagar: Regretting the firing occurrence in Qazigund, Indian Army on Tuesday said that they profoundly regret the unfortunate loss of lives in the incident. Three people have lost their lives in Anantang district of Kashmir on Monday when Army was forced to open fire as large mob turned violent.

An inquiry, however, has been ordered for the incident.

A defence spokesman informed that Army faced heavy stone pelting and enraged mob attempted to snatch weapons from the soldiers.

Army will provide all possible assistance to the bereaved families and to those injured in the "unfortunate" incident, said defence spokesman.

Defence spokesman said-

  • Army today appealed to the people to maintain peace and refrain from attacking security forces or their vehicles or establishments thus creating situations where the security forces are left with no option but to retaliate in self defence.
  • Some miscreants tried to snatch weapons from them and tried to set ablaze the vehicles.
  • Despite repeated warnings the mob did not disperse and army fired in self defence in an effort to move out from the spot," the spokesman said, adding three persons were killed in the incident. Six others were injured.

At least 44 people have lost their lives in a protest after the encounter killing of Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist Burhan Wani.

Kashmir valley, however, turned calm on Tuesday with curfew continuing.

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