Srinagar, Dec 15: Three militants and a soldier were killed in a gunfight in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, while seven civilians were killed after forces opened fire on protesters in the clashes, which erupted in the area after the gunfight ended.
An official said that three militants and a soldier were killed in the gunfight.
Sources said that six civilians were killed after forces opened fire on protesters near the site of the gunfight. The killed civilians were identified as Shahbaz Ali, resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.
News agency GNS reported that a civilian, identified as Touseef Ahmad Mir, who was critically injured in the forces’ action succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital.