• Friday, December 09, 2022

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Seven killed in disputed Kashmir in cross-border shelling

Protests in Kashmir over the death of rebel leader Burhan Wani.

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Seven people were killed in Kashmir in cross-border shelling by both Pakistan and India on Saturday (8), officials on both sides of the frontier said, as the anniversary of a militant’s killing raised tensions in the disputed region. The violence occurred as hundreds of militants and political activists took to the streets in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir to commemorate the death of Burhan Wani, a militant killed by the army after urging the region’s mainly Muslim population to rise up against Indian forces. A witness saw protesters holding Pakistani flags and banners and shouting slogans lauding the sacrifice of Wani and others, while pledging to carry on the holy war in Indian-administered Kashmir. “Jihad is our…

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