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Shopian civilian killings toll 5 in a week

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Srinagar, A 10-year-old boy who was seriously wounded at the site of gunfight in Chaigund village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district last week has succumbed to injuries.

With the death five civilians have been killed in a week in the southern Shopian district.

Musharaf Fayaz son of Fayaz Ahmad Najar suffered critical injuries in his head and face on Jan 25 after a shell exploded at the encounter site while a group of people were clearing the debris of the house which was razed to ground by the forces during the gunfight.

The minor succumbed to injuries in the wee hours today after battling for life for nearly six days at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.

A pall of gloom descended at Datmudoor-the native village of Musharaf when his body reached his home today at around 7:15 am for last rites, relatives of the deceased told GNS.

Incharge police officer Keegam, Shopian also confirmed that the minor boy succumbed to injuries today morning.

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