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The Indian army personnel taking position during the cordon in the Tral gun battle. Photographs by Shahid Tantray By News Desk | Tral, Kashmir An engineering graduate turned militant was killed on Friday in a fierce gunfight at Buchoo village of  Tral, 40 kilometers south of Kashmir’s summer capital, Srinagar.  At least four army personnel were also killed in the gun battle, according to the Indian army. However, the militant outfit has claimed that five army personnel were killed and seven were injured. The encounter that lasted several hours began at 3 am in the morning when the 42 Rashtriya Rifles along with the Special

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Hilal Molvi, a LeT militant killed today. By News Desk One militant of Lashkar-e-Toiba was killed today morning after the Indian forces cordoned an area in the Fateh Kadal area of downtown Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian controlled Kashmir where suspected militants were hiding. Hilal Ahmad alias Hilal Molvi who was a resident of North Kashmir’s Palhallan village was killed by Indian forces in the encounter. He was active October 2012. Before joining militants he was a stone thrower in 2010 mass uprising and later. Police sources say that the militants opened fire and started the encounter between the

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By News Desk | Srinagar Suspected militants attacked a Border Security Force (BSF) convoy of India, in the summer capital Srinagar, on Thursday at 7.30 am. Three BSF personnel were injured in the attack, one of whom is reported to be critical. The attack took place on  the vehicle (JK05 7615) of BSF’s 08 Battalion near Methan Crossing, Chanapora- 6 kilometers from city center Lal Chowk. The vehicle was on way to Pantha Chowk- in the outskirts of Srinagar. The injured have been identified as Constable Hem Singh, Constable K Kalita, Constable Vijay Shakia. Eight persons were traveling in the

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By Farah Bashir In the course of the last ten years, that I have been away from home, I have met many people from various parts of the world. After I would introduce myself as a Kashmiri, either they have had something to share about Kashmir or they have wanted to hear about the life there. Most of them would either talk about their honeymoon in Kashmir and fondly recall the time spent there or some would reminisce about a vacation that they had taken years back in Pahalgam or Gulmarg; two popular tourist destinations. But a few months back,