Two civilians killed in clashes with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: One person was killed in south Kashmir's Shopian district during security forces' action on a mob of stone pelters who were protesting after an encounter in which three militants were killed on Saturday, police said.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

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 last night, a police official said.

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

This was the second civilian death in the last 12 hours due to the security force's action against protesting mobs.

Another person was killed earlier on Sunday night when security forces fired pellets to chase away a mob of stone-pelting youths in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said.

Owais Shafi (22) sustained multiple pellet injuries in his chest at Kakapora in Pulwama and was referred to SMHS Hospital here for treatment, a police official said. He said Shafi was declared dead on arrival by doctors.

With inputs from PTI


Published Date: Aug 14, 2017 08:53 am | Updated Date: Aug 14, 2017 08:54 am


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