1 Civilian Killed 15 Injured In Pulwama Gunfight


Srinagar: A civilian was killed and at least fifteen others were injured in clashes with the government forces near the site of gunfight in Draubgam village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday.

The deceased was identified as Shahid Ahmad (14), a resident of Arihal village of the district.

Reports said that he was injured near the site of a gunfight underway in Drubgam since today morning.

They said that Ahmad was rushed to district hospital where he succumbed.

Two army men, including a major, have also been injured in the gunfight.

Massive clashes erupted after youth took to streets to help the besieged militants escape from the gunfight site.

The forces responded by firing live ammunition, pellets and tear gas to chase away the stone-throwing protesters.

Fifteen civilians were injured in clashes. Five of them were referred to Srinagar for specialized treatment.