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Civilian shot dead in Kashmir as India’s home minister visits (Rifat Fareed, Al Jazeera)

A 19-year-old civilian has been shot dead in Indian-administered Kashmir in what his family called “cold-blooded murder” by Indian forces.

It was the 12th civilian killing this month in the region either by rebel fighters or security forces.

Civilian shot dead in Kashmir as India’s home minister visits | News | Al Jazeera

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Killings trigger fear, memory of dark past among Kashmiri Hindus (Al Jazeera)

A Kashmiri Hindu activist was listening to religious hymns on his cellphone when he was interrupted by a tragic WhatsApp message. It brought news of a fatal shooting of a prominent chemist from his community, just a few miles from the activist’s home in Srinagar, the largest city in Indian-administered Kashmir.

Sanjay Tickoo, 54, anxiously bolted the gate of his house and gathered his family in the dining room. His phone kept buzzing with calls from frightened minority community members.

Killings trigger fear, memory of dark past among Kashmiri Hindus | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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What is behind the recent surge in violence in Kashmir? (Al Jazeera)

A surge in violence in Indian-administered Kashmir in recent weeks, including a spate of suspected rebel attacks on civilians and a widespread crackdown by security forces, has left at least 33 people dead in the heavily militarised region since early October.

Kashmir, which is claimed in full by India and Pakistan but ruled in parts by the two neighbours, has been the site of a bloody armed rebellion against New Delhi since the 1990s.

What is behind the recent surge in violence in Kashmir? | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Suspected rebels kill five soldiers in Kashmir: Indian army (Al Jazeera)

Suspected rebels have shot dead five soldiers in Indian-administered Kashmir in the deadliest incident since February, an Indian army spokesman says.

“One JCO (junior commissioned officer) and four soldiers were killed during a search operation probably by infiltrators… The operation is ongoing,” Colonel Devender Anand said on Monday.

Suspected rebels kill five soldiers in Kashmir: Indian army | Conflict News | Al Jazeera

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Suspected rebels kill three civilians in Kashmir (Al Jazeera)

Assailants have separately shot and killed three men in Indian-administered Kashmir, police said, blaming the rebels fighting against the Indian rule in the disputed region for the string of attacks.

In the first incident, police said rebels fired at a prominent chemist, Makhan Lal Bindroo, at his pharmacy in the region’s main city of Srinagar late on Tuesday.

Suspected rebels kill three civilians in Kashmir | Conflict News | Al Jazeera