Civilian killed in South Kashmir clashes

KULGAM, Sept 15: A civilian was killed after he received a bullet during clashes near gunfight site in Chowgam village of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

Earlier, five militants were killed in the gunfight at Chowgam. Reports said that shortly after the gunfight clashes erupted in the area resulting in the injuries of over two dozen protesters.

Eyewitnesses said that a protester received bullet during clashes and later on succumbed to his injuries. He has been identified as Rouf Ahmed Khan son of Abdul Salam Khan a resident of Anchidora Srinagar.

Among the two dozen injured civilians, five have been referred to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment. The clashes were going on in the area when reports last came.

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