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Civilian killed in clashes near gunfight site; schools, colleges closed in Kulgam

Civilian killed in clashes near gunfight site; Schools, colleges closed in Kulgam

A civilian was killed during clashes near the site of the gunfight in Khudwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Wednesday.

Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces to disrupt the anti-militant operation going on since late last night in Wani Mohalla of Khudwani.

They said that a youth, identified as Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh (28) was injured during the clashes. He was shifted sub-district hospital Qaimoh where from he was referred to District Hospital Anantnag. A doctor at the facility said that Sheikh succumbed there.

“He had suffered a bullet injury in his abdomen,” said the doctor.

Meanwhile, the authorities have ordered the closure of all schools and colleges in Kulgam district in view of the ongoing gunfight and the clashes.

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