Explosion Leaves Six Injured at Shopian Encounter Site

KL Report

SRINAGAR

Six persons were injured when a live grenade went off at the encounter site in Heff village in Shopian district Thursday morning.

Local sources said that around ten hours after the encounter ended at Heff a grenade apparently left there exploded when people were busy cleaning the debris.

Two militants were killed in the 25 hour encounter including a highly qualified Turkewangam youth.

Four army men including a Major were also injured in the encounter.

More than a dozen persons were also injured during clashes around the encounter site yesterday after hundreds of people pelted rocks on forces protesting against the militant killings.

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