Over twenty persons injured in forces action in Kulgam

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Srinagar, Jul 23: More than twenty persons were injured in government forces action during the clashes amid a cordon-and-search-operation (CASO) in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Monday.
Reports reaching here said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces which had launched a CASO in Lone mohalla area of Khudwani following inputs about the presence of militants.
They said that forces fired tear gas and pellets to chase away the protesters who were trying to disrupt the search operation.
In the incident, over twenty persons suffered injuries most of them with pellets and were taken to nearby Qaimoh hospital.
Among the injured one minor boy namely Raqib Ahmad Wagay was hit by a tear gas shell in his head and was shifted to district hospital Anantnag where from he was referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment, they said.
Meanwhile, a spontaneous shutdown was observed in Kulhgam district including the Khudawani and its adjoining areas against the killings of three militants in a gunfight in Wani mohalla yesterday. (GNS)