Kashmiri villagers look inside a damaged house following a gunfight between militants and government forces at Panjran village in Pulwama, Srinagar. Agence France-Presse
Several hours of shooting rocked the Pulwama district, south of Kashmir's main city of Srinagar, after officials said four soldiers, a policeman, three militants and a civilian were killed in the latest clash.
An army major was among the dead, along with three militants from the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) group which claimed last week's attack, military and police officials said.
Six senior army men including a brigadier and a lieutenant colonel were injured in the hours-long gun battle, a police official told AFP.
Pakistani airspace on its eastern border with India will remain closed until June 14, a civil aviation official said on Wednesday, the latest extension months after a standoff between the arch rivals.
Curfew continued for the second day on Friday in tension-ridden Bhaderwah town of Jammu and Kashmir’s Doda district, even as police denied cow vigilantes were behind the murder of a local resident. Officials said there would be no relaxation in the curfew yet.
Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority, said during a telephone conversation with the Direct Line Programme, adding that the weight of the newborn rhino ranges between 60 and 65 kilogrammes.
Sheikh Nahayan Bin Mubarak conveys UAE leaders' congratulations to Ebrahim Raisi on assuming his position as president of Iran.
Hundreds of extra police and troops were deployed in Indian-administered Kashmir Thursday as separatist groups called for a shutdown to mark a "black day" on the second anniversary of New Delhi imposing direct rule.