Kupwara, April 27
Hours after militants attacked an Army camp in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, killing three soldiers, including a captain, a mob on Thursday hurled stones and bricks at Army personnel near the site of the terror attack.
The stone-pelting began a few kilometers away from the Army camp at Panzgam in Kupwara where the terror attack took place at 4:00 am. The protesters were trying to disturb the movement of the Army convoy by pelting stones at the security forces. Three Army personnel, including an officer, were killed by the assailants. The two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed militants were killed in the retaliatory action in Kupwara. The Valley has witnessed a string of violent incidents this month starting with clashes between civilians and security forces and in the run-up to the Srinagar by-polls on April 9. On Wednesday, students boycotted classes in Pulwama, Bandipora, Shopian, Kulgam, Ganderbal and Chadoora towns and took to the streets, engaging security forces in fierce stone pelting clashes.
The People`s Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in the state had yesterday banned 22 social networking sites and applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the grounds that these were being misused to fan trouble.