Clashes in south Kashmir’s Kulgam, several injured

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 27 2018

Several persons were injured in ongoing clashes near the site of a gunfight in Redwani Bala area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Tuesday.

Local sources told that youth took to streets in the area soon after the gunfight broke out around 1 am.

They said that youth hurled stones at the forces to disrupt the operation and help the militants escape from the area.

An eye witness said that forces fired pellets at the protesters to chase them away.

An official at Public Health Centre Frisal said that three persons with pellet injuries were brought to the facility for treatment. “They were referred to district hospital Anantnag for specialised treatment,” he said.

Meanwhile, firing has stopped at the gunfight site. Two militants and an army soldier were killed and two CRPF personnel injured in the gunfight.

The identity of the slain militants, believed to be affiliated with Lashkar-e-Toiba, was not immediately known.