21 killed in violence in Valley in January

At least 21 people were killed in violence in Kashmir during the first month of this year.
According to data, 21 persons were killed in militancy-related and law and order-related incidents in Valley in January.
Three among seven civilians were killed near gunfight sites while three others were killed in army firing at Ganawpora village of Shopian on Saturday last and another was killed by unidentified gunmen at Yunsoo in Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Rayees Ahmad Ganie son of Mohammad Yousuf Ganie of Narpora Shopian, who was injured in army firing at Ganawpora village on Saturday last, succumbed to injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Srinagar today.
Four policemen were killed after an Improvised Explosive Device went off at Sopore market in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
Among the killed are 10 militants, out of whom five each were killed along Line of Control (LoC) and hinterland in different gunfights. Seven of the deceased militants were foreigners and three local militants.
Moreover, over 15 persons were also injured in various incidents of violence in Kashmir.
On Jan 14, two civilians including a woman were injured after army fired at a vehicle that had failed to stop at an army checkpoint at HMT, Srinagar.
On Jan 19, eight policemen were injured in a grenade attack by militants at Tehsil Office, Pulwama.
On Jan 22, policeman Rafiq Ahmad R/o Devar Lolab was injured after militants lobbed a grenade towards Police station Baramulla.
On Jan 24, two women received bullet injuries during a gun battle at Chaigund village of Shopian.
On January 27, two policemen were injured in grenade attack on Warpora police post in outskirts of Sopore.

javid@risingkashmir.com