Shopian,Nov 25,CNS: A civilian was killed and several others injured in clashes with the government forces in Kapran area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.
Reports said that Noman Ashraf Bhat of Bolsoo village was injured after beng hit by a bullet in clashes with the forces near the site of a gunfight in Batgund village of Kapran.
Bhat, according to an official, was shifted to district hospital Kulgam where he was declared dead on arrival.
Clashes erupted in the area following the killing of six militants in a gunfight with the forces.
Meanwhile a police officer identified the slain militants as Umar Majid Ganai alias Hanzullah son of Abdul Majid Ganie of Shuch Kulgam (HM commander), Waseem Wagay son of Abdul Hamid Wagay of Amshipora, Shopian (Hizb), Abbas Sheikh of Mantribug Shopian (Hizb) and Mushtaq Ahmad Mir of Chak-e- Choland (LeT commander), Khalid Farooq Malik of Alyalpora Shopian (HM) and sixth one is believed to be a foreigner.
As soon as the gunfight broke out, mobile internet service was suspended in parts of south Kashmir including Shopian and Kulgam districts.
Authorities have also suspended the train services to and fro South Kashmir while as there was also a spontaneous shutdown in Kulgam and Shopian.