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11 Jun 2019 | 10:52 PM UTC

India: Security operations leave at least two dead in Kashmir June 11

India News Alert

At least two militants killed during operations in Shopian and Baramulla districts (Jammu and Kashmir state) June 11; further violence and security operations likely over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/11/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/15/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

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.

Context

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.

Advice

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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