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18 Jun 2019 | 03:18 PM UTC

India: Grenade attack leaves six wounded in Pulwama June 18 /update 3

India News Alert

Indian security forces continue to engage militants in Anantnag district (Jammu and Kashmir state) on June 18; casualties reported

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/19/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

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Event

Militants launched a grenade attack against a police station in Pulwama district (Jammu and Kashmir state) on Tuesday, June 18, wounding six people. The grenade exploded on the roadside. The armed forces reportedly launched a search for the militants following the blast. Details are still emerging; avoid the area

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 state are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, anticipate 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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