• Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Shootout near Kashmir Muslim shrine leaves four dead

Khanqah-e-Moula shrine

By: Sarwar Alam

A firefight near a 14th century Muslim shrine killed at least four in the Kashmir capital Wednesday and sparked protests in the city, police said. While deadly violence has increased in recent months across the restive Indian-administered part of Kashmir — a territory also claimed by Pakistan — such shootouts are rare in Srinagar. Police said three militants and a police officer were killed in the gunbattle near the Khanqah-e-Moula shrine, a tourist draw in Srinagar’s Old City. The clash sparked a showdown between protesters and police, who fired tear gas at stone-throwing demonstrators shouting anti-India slogans. Shops and schools shut as…

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