Kulgam encounter: Army jawan killed, 4 civilians die in ensuing clashes

SRINAGAR: Four civilians were killed and 20 injured as protesters clashed with security personnel in Kulgam district today while an encounter was on with militants that left one soldier dead and two others wounded, police said.

            As the news of civilian deaths spread, protests broke out in several areas of north Kashmir including Baramulla, Bandipora and Sopore towns and several security personnel including the station house officer of Baramulla were injured in stone-pelting by protestors, a police official said.

            “Four civilians died in the law and order situation that erupted in Khudwani area of Kulgam district when security forces were engaged in a counter-terrorism operation,” the official said. (AGENCIES)


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