Kundalan Gunfight : Two militants, civilian killed; 40 injured in clashes

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Two militants and a civilian were killed while 40 civilian protesters and two soldiers were injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The father of one of the local militants died of cardiac arrest after rumours that his son was trapped in the house surrounded by the forces.

A police official confirmed that two militants were killed in the gunfight that raged for several hours in Kundalan village of the district. He identified one of the slain as Sameer Ahmad Sheikh of Ayand Rawalpora area of the district.

He said the other one was believed to be a foreigner.

The gunfight that raged for several hours in Kundalan village broke out today morning after forces cordoned off the area.

A doctor at district hospital Shopian said four civilians were referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.

One of the injured, identified as Tamsheel Ahmad Khan of Vehil Shopian, succumbed at SMHS hospital.

Two soldiers, including a Junior Commissioned Officer, injured in the initial gunfight were shifted to the Army’s 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar.

 

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