Shopian Gunfight: Youth killed , several injured in clashes

Srinagar

A youth was killed during clashes that broke out between people and government forces soon after killing of six militants in an encounter site on Sunday at Batagund village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district. At least 15 protesters were injured in the clashes.

Reports said that a youth identified as Numan Ashraf a resident of Bolus Yaripora was critically injured during clashes after being hit by a bullet.

He was rushed to a hospital, however, he died on the way. Numan was a student of 10th class.

Sources said that around 15 civilians were injured in clashes near the encounter site, four of them received bullet injuries. However one Habla Jan, a minor girl has received pellet injuries in her eye.

Earlier six militants and army man were killed during an encounter with government forces in Batagund village of Shopian. The identity of the slain militants was not immediately known.

Clashes were going on in the area when this report was filled.

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