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Three civilians, soldier killed in Kulgam gunfight, clashes

An official said that the gunfight broke out in Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani at 11 pm after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation.

Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh succumbed at district hospital Anantnag

Three civilians and an army soldier were killed during a gunfight and ensuing clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.
 Clashes erupted near the site of the gunfight as the youth tried to disrupt the anti-militant operation and help the militants escape.
Forces fired live ammunition, pellets and tear gas to disperse the protesters, resulting into death of two civilians, reports said.
The deceased civilians were identified as Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh (28), Bilal Ahmad Dar (16) and Faisal Illahi of Sangam.
Dar of Kujjar village in Qaimoh tehsil of the district was declared brought dead at sub-district hospital Qaimoh.
A doctor at the hospital said that the boy had suffered a bullet injury.
Sheikh was killed after being hit by a bullet during clashes near the site of gunfight in Wani Mohalla of Khudwani. He succumbed at District Hospital Anantnag.
Faisal Illahi, a resident of Sangam area, succumbed at SDH Qaimoh.
Reports said that dozens of civilians have been injured in the clashes. At least two with pellet injuries in eyes have been shifted to a hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

The Kashmir Walla

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