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By News Desk | Srinagar, Kashmir The Director General of Police in Jammu and Kashmir, Ashok Prasad on Wednesday claimed that the Hygam shootout in which four policemen were shot dead was carried by a local group of militants belonging to Hizb-ul-Mujahedeen. “The mastermind of the plot has been identified and efforts are on to track him down. The recent surge in militant attacks is a deliberate plan of militants to provoke the Police for retaliation that would trigger collateral damage,” Prasad told the Kashmir News Service. However, he made it clear that police would not in any circumstances fall

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Indian army men on road where the BSF vehicle was attacked by militants. Photograph by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Srinagar Barely a week after the Bemina suicide attack, militants resurfaced in Srinagar on Thursday and attacked a petrol party of Border Security Force (BSF), killing one personnel and injuring other two. Police said that around 7.30 am in the morning, militant equipped with automatic rifles opened fire on a  8 battalion BSF patrol party near Gulshan Nagar Mathen Nowgam. The BSF convoy was on its way from Baramulla to Army’s 15 Corps headquarters in Badamibagh when it came

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After a joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, CRPF and Army, on December 28, started an encounter in the Bubgam village of Pulwama district (in Kashmir) and claimed killing of the two local militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba outfit, they opened indiscriminate firing on the protesters too, as per the locals, which resulted in injuring at least 15 civilians badly. The incident was followed by massive protests and the authorities clamped curfew in the district town and some of its adjoining villages. Later, the Government ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.  Locals told a local newspaper that the people