Shopian Gunfight Injured teenager succumbs

Srinagar  10 Jul 2018

A 18-year old boy,  Tamsheel Khan son of Khurshid Ahmad Khan resident of Vehil Kachdoora area of Shopian was injured during the clashes near the gunfight site in Kundalan , succumbed his injuries on way to Srinagar hospital.

Reports said that Khan had suffered bullet wounds in his head after the armed forces fired on protesters near the encounter site.

Earlier, the youth took to streets and hurled rocks at the forces deployed in the village following a gunfight. The forces responded by firing live ammunition, pellets and tear gas to chase away the protesters resulting in injuries to at least twenty youth.

On today early morning, a joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Kundalan which resulted into the encounter.

Soon after the encounter, massive clashes were witnessed in the Shopian and in parts of Pulwama district.