Laroo Encounter: One more injured civilian succumbs in SKIMS, death toll mounts to 6

Srinagar

The death toll in Kulgam district of south Kashmir increased to six as one more civilian succumbed to injuries at SKIMS Soura here.

civilian while being taken in an ambulance

Official sources said that a civilian who was admitted in SKIMS succumbed to his injuries at the hospital. He was shifted from SMHS hospital to SKIMS for specialized treatment given his grave injuries.

The identity of the slain is being ascertained, an official told a local news gatherer.

Earlier, five civilians were killed post a gunfight in Kulgam that resulted in the killing of three militants and injuries to two soldiers.

The civilians died mostly in blast near the encounter site while others were killed in live ammunition used by the government forces to disperse the protesters.

The encounter was broke out after a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Laroo village wee hours on Sunday.

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