Gun battle with militants kills 4 Indian soldiers, civilian in Kashmir


The elimination of Kamran is considered a big boost for the security forces after the attack on February 14 in which 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers were killed by a locally recruited suicide bomber, Adil Ahmed Dar.

Even though the investigation of the Pulwama attack is in its preliminary stages, the U.S. was quick to jump on the Indian bandwagon and singled out Pakistan.

The All India Cine Workers Association called for a "total ban" on Pakistanis working in India's film industry, though they have been largely blacklisted from Bollywood since a similar attack in Kashmir in 2016 in which 19 soldiers died.

"He left New Delhi this morning", Dr. Faisal added. Pakistan has denied all involvement.

In a tit-for-tat move, Pakistan had summoned Indian Deputy High Commissioner in Islamabad and lodged a protest against India's allegation of its role in the terror attack. This is not time to talk but to act. "Now it is necessary for the whole world to join hands to take strong steps against terrorism".

Tensions have escalated in the region since Thursday's attack, which India blamed on Pakistan, promising a "jaw breaking response".

Modi, who has projected himself as a strong leader, has repeatedly warned of retaliation at a series of public meetings over the weekend. "The fire that is raging..." A day earlier he said that "how, when, where and who will punish the killers and their promoters will be decided by our forces, who are capable of dealing with the situation".

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Another Major and two soldiers were injured in fresh firing by militants when the security forces were searching the area after killing the two JeM militants.

Users in US, Britain, Holland, Norway and Australia were unable to access Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs website on Saturday, the report said. Both countries, which have fought two wars over the territory, claim all of Kashmir.

Tensions between Pakistan and India have risen sharply recently followed the initial suicide bombing.

Dr Faisal said: "Jaish-e-Mohammed remains a proscribed entity in Pakistan since 2002 and the country is implementing its obligations on sanctions implementation".

She was briefings to Islamabad-based diplomats in the wake of the Pulwama attack in the federal capital.

The Thursday bomb attack has sparked outrage in India with calls for revenge circulating on social media, and rising animosity toward Kashmiri Muslims in other parts of the Hindu-majority country, to the alarm of rights groups.