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Another civilian killed in Kulgam clashes, toll three

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Srinagar : Another civilian was killed in clashes near the site of gunfight in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

The civilian identified as Faisal Ilahi, a resident of Melhooora Sangam area of south Kashmir died after he was hit by a bullet fired by the government forces, witnesses said.

Earlier, two civilians were killed and at least 35 others injured near site of encounter.

A doctor at Qoimoh hospital said that a 16-year-old civilian Bilal Ahmad Tantray of Qoimoh was brought dead. He had bullet injuries on the right side of his chest, the doctor said. He said the hospital received 35 injured persons having bullet, pellet and injures due to teargas shells. Earlier, a civilian, Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh son of Abdul Hameed of Khudwani, was killed near the encounter site.

An army soldier was killed and two others injured during the encounter at Wani Mohall area of Khudwani. The encounter started between militants and government forces started late last night in Khudwani.


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