Dialgam encounter: Youth brought dead to SKIMS; Several injuries reported

Srinagar

A civilian youth injured during clashes in Dialgam area in southern part of Kashmir has been brought dead to SKIMS, hospital sources said,

Identified as Tariq Ahmad Chopan son of Ghulam Rasool Chopan, 21, he is a resident of Kulgam area.

However, it was not immediately known whether he was hit by a bullet or some shell.

Meanwhile, over a dozen civilians have been injured during clashes near the site of a gunfight.

Sources said that five civilians were brought to District Hospital Islamabad for treatment. “Three had bullet injuries while two were hit by pellets.”

Reports said that at least a dozen civilians injured during the clashes were treated at PHC Brenthi in Dialgam.

Clashes erupted after people marched towards the gunfight site to help the trapped militants, believed to be three in number, to escape the cordon.

Earlier a woman was killed in the cross fire, police said.

A gunfight between militants and forces is raging in Dialgam area of Islamabad district.

Top Lashkar commander Bashir Lashkari is believed to be trapped in the encounter.

Lashkari, police sources said, is involved in the killing of six police personnel, including SHO Feroz Dar in an ambush in Achabal area of the district.

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