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Third civilian killed in Kulgam clashes

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Kulgam, Apr 11, CNS: Another civilian has been killed in the ongoing encounter in South Kashmir’s Kulgam district.

The encounter is going on at Wanimohalla Khudwani area where two militants are believed to be trapped.

An official said that the gunfight broke out in Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani at 11 pm after forces launched a cordon-and-search operation.

Clashes erupted near the site of the gunfight as the youth tried to disrupt the anti-militant operation and help the militants escape.

Forces fired live ammunition, pellets and tear gas to disperse the protesters, resulting into death of three civilians, reports said.

The deceased civilians were identified as Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh (28), Bilal Ahmad Dar of Kujjar village (16) and Faisal Illahi of Sangam.