New Delhi has been stepping up counter-insurgency efforts in the disputed territory since the nationwide coronavirus lockdown was imposed in late March. The militants were killed in a firefight in the Zoonimar area of the densely populated old city of Srinagar.
Fighting has raged across several provinces, but the insurgents have primarily focused on a devastating campaign across the northern countryside, seizing dozens of districts in the past two months.
Sister Ann told riot police she wouldn’t leave unless they promised not to hurt protesters, and they agreed. Shortly afterwards, the gunfire started.
The railway staff in Yangon are part of a civil disobedience movement that has crippled government business and included strikes at banks, factories and shops since the army ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government in a coup on Feb.1.