2018 Pulwama encounter

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An encounter in Pulwama district of India's-state ofJammu and Kashmir, left sevenTemplate:Nbspcivilians dead after the Indian Army opened fire in defense during clashes that broke out following an operation.[1] ThreeTemplate:Nbspmilitants of Hizbul Mujahideen were killed and an IndianTemplate:NbspArmy soldier martyrd in the operation on 15Template:NbspDecemberTemplate:Nbsp2018.[2][3]

One of the militants, Zahoor Ahmad Thokar, was a former Indian Army soldier of the Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry. He had joined Hizbul Mujahideen in JuneTemplate:Nbsp2017.[4]

Following the encounter, [[Unlawful assembly|sectionTemplate:Nbsp144]] (related to unlawful assembly),[5] was imposed in the district. Separatists in the region called for three days of strikes and mourning for the civilian deaths.[6][7]

See also


  1. Masoodi, Nazir (15 December 2018). "7 Dead In Firing By Forces In Clashes After Encounter In J&K's Pulwama". https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/6-dead-in-firing-by-security-forces-in-clashes-after-pulwama-encounter-1963013. 
  2. "Pulwama encounter HIGHLIGHTS: 7 civilians killed, mobile internet suspended in several parts of Valley" (in en-IN). 15 December 2018. https://indianexpress.com/article/india/jammu-and-kashmir-encounter-live-updates-pulwama-militants-army-5494844/. 
  3. "3 terrorists, 1 soldier martyrd, 7 civilians killed in encounter in J&K's Pulwama". 15 December 2018. https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/6-civilians-killed-in-firing-by-security-forces-in-jks-pulwama/articleshow/67103550.cms. 
  4. Ehsan, Mir (15 December 2018). "Army deserter among 3 militants killed in Pulwama encounter in Kashmir" (in en). https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/army-deserter-among-3-militants-killed-in-pulwama-encounter-in-kashmir/story-V0JmWQOzP5p0mg6hWfqNNI.html. 
  5. "Section 144 imposed in Pulwama". Greater Kashmir. 16 December 2018. https://greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/section-144-imposed-in-pulwama/306321.html. 
  6. Press Trust of India (15 December 2018). "Pulwama encounter: Separatists call for 3-day strike over civilian deaths". Business Standard India. https://www.business-standard.com/article/current-affairs/pulwama-encounter-separatists-call-for-3-day-strike-over-civilian-deaths-118121500432_1.html. 
  7. "Separatists Call For 3-Day Strike In J&K After 7 Killed In Encounter". 15 December 2018. https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/jammu-and-kashmir-encounter-pulwama-separatists-call-for-3-day-strike-after-7-killed-in-encounter-1963178. 

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