Security forces killed at least two militants in security operations across Jammu and Kashmir state on Tuesday, June 11. Local sources report that security forces engaged suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants in Sopore (Baramulla district); the number of associated casualties was not immediately disclosed. Earlier on Tuesday, at least two suspected Ansar Ghazwat-ul-Hind (AGH) militants were killed in an operation in Awneera (Shopian district).
Further violence is likely in the abovementioned districts and other areas of Kashmir in the near term, including militant attacks, violent protests, and security operations by Indian military and police forces.
Security forces have conducted numerous raids in Jammu and Kashmir state in recent weeks targeting alleged members of separatists and jihadist militant groups. Large protests in the region have also resulted in several deaths, injuries, and arrests.
Separatists have been fighting Indian rule in Kashmir since 1989. Around 70,000 people have been killed and many more injured in related violence, uprisings, and military crackdowns. Indian security personnel have been conducting frequent security operations and have clashed with suspected militants in recent weeks.
Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected areas, anticipate telecommunications and transportation disruptions, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.
Some Western governments advise their citizens against travel to parts of Kashmir, notably including areas along the Line of Control (LoC), due to the significant risk of violence.
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