SRINAGAR: Indian occupational forces in a fresh act of state terrorism martyred two more Kashmiri youth in Budgam district.
The youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Sutsoo Kalan Nowgam area of the district.
Earlier, five Indian troops were injured in an attack in the same area. The operation continued till last reports came in.
Meanwhile, a 24-year-old youth Muzaffar Ahmed Hajam was injured after he was fired upon by unknown gunmen in Tral area of Pulwama district.
The situation in the contested territory has been tense since the February 15 Pulwama attack that targeted Indian paramilitary officers. Earlier on Thursday, Indian troops killed at least four people — three in Shopian and one in Kupwara district– in occupied Kashmir in a fresh spate of violence.
According to the Kashmir Media Service, the three youth were martyred during a cordon and search operation in Yarwan area of the Shopian district.
A police official talking to media persons said that the soldiers cordoned off the forest area on the tail end of the district and started a search operation at around 2:30 am. An Indian official claimed to have killed three “militants” in Shopian district on Thursday.