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Another civilian killed in clashes with security forces in Kashmir

A mob of stone pelters was protesting after an encounter in which three militants were killed

india Updated: Aug 14, 2017 09:40 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Srinagar
Kashmir unrest,Kashmir violence,Security officers
Army soldiers in action outside a house where militants were hiding during an encounter in which top three Hizbul Mujahideen Commanders and two Army soldiers were killed, at Awneera in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday. (PTI Photo)

Another person died in south Kashmir during security forces’ action on stone pelters, taking the toll of civilians killed in Valley’s violence to three in last two days, police said.

The mob was protesting after an encounter in which three militants were killed, police said.

Mohammad Sayeed Bhat (25) received bullet injuries when security forces used fire to chase away the mob near the encounter site at Avneera in Shopian on Sunday night, a police official said.

He said Bhat was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The official said 12 other persons were injured in the clashes.

In Pulwama district, Owais Ahmad (24-25-years-old) died after he was hit by pellets allegedly fired by CRPF targeted at stone-pelters. He was taken to a nearby hospital, from where he was referred to Shri Maharaja Hari Singh (SMHS) hospital in Srinagar where he was declared dead.

The Pulwama death came hours after a civilian, who was wounded in a petrol bomb attack in Dalgate area of Srinagar on Saturday evening, succumbed to his injuries at a hospital.

(With agency inputs)

First Published: Aug 14, 2017 09:40 IST