Defense minister defends controversial practice, but human rights activist says army acts like it is above the law
Gun battle erupted Saturday when Indian soldiers intercepted militants in Nowgam sector crossing over from Pakistan
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq held as he was due to speak during martyrdom week
The bodies of the dead were recovered along with their weapons, army spokesman Rajesh Kalia told AFP.
"Two people have been killed by mortar shells," Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, deputy commissioner of Rajouri, adding three others were injured.
Casualties include two civilians, a militant and a policeman
1 person killed, 5 hurt as around 20 villages are searched in major Indian military, police operation
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Thousands of pro-independence students walk out of schools, colleges and university campuses in Jammu and Kashmir
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Police said the firefight began after soldiers and police cordoned off a village outside the main city of Srinagar early Thursday, believing that two suspected militants were hiding out there.
The firefight erupted late Saturday when Indian soldiers and counter-insurgency police, acting on a tip-off, surrounded a home believed to be occupied by militants in southern Nazneenpora village.