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19 May 2020 | 05:22 AM UTC

India: Security forces clash with militants in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) May 19

India News Alert

Militants clash with security forces in Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) May 19; further security operations expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 5/19/2020, 12:00 AM until 5/20/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Calcutta). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

Security forces engaged militants in the Kanemazar Nawakadal area of Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) on Tuesday, May 19. The fighting broke out during a security operation in the area launched at around 02:00 (local time). Reports suggest a lull in the fighting following an exchange of fire and police operations aimed at apprehending the militants are ongoing. Local mobile internet and voice calling services have been suspended during the operation. 

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are anticipated around Kanemazar Nawakadal over the coming hours. Further clashes in the area remain possible in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Jammu and Kashmir territory are advised to monitor developments, remain vigilant for militant activity, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities and their home governments.

Some foreign 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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