Over 50 injured in clashes near gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Kulgam

The security forces used pellets, teargas shells and live ammunition to disperse the protesters.
Over 50 injured in clashes near gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Kulgam
A youth is being taken to SMHS hospital in Srinagar after he was injured near the gunfight site in southern Kulgam district on Wednesday, May 29, 2019. Over 50 people were injured, four of them grievously, during the clashes with the security forces. Aman Farooq/GK

Over 50 persons were injured, four of them grievously,during clashes with the security forces near a gunfight site at a village insouth Kashmir's Kulgam district on Wednesday.

The clashes erupted soon after the encounter broke outbetween militants and the security forces at Tazipora-Mohammad pora during predawn hours.

Reports said soon as the word spread about militants beingholed up in a house, people came out and started moving towards the village.

They threw stones on the security forces and tried todisrupt the anti militancy operation.

The security forces used pellets, teargas shells and liveammunition to disperse the protesters.

Fifty-three protesters sustained injuries in the forces'action.

The injured were shifted to PHC Mahmoodpora and 6 of themwere taken to district hospital Kulgam for treatment.

CMO Kulgam, Dr Fazil Kochak said 50 injured persons werereceived at PHC Mohammedpora and 44 of them had minor injuries and are beingtreated at the health facility itself.

Six injured persons, he said have been shifted to districthospital Kulgam.

The six injured have been identified as Nadeem Ahmad (pelletinjury in left eye), Nawaz Ahmad (pellet injury in right eye), Adnan (pelletinjury in left eye), Yawar Ahmad (bullet injury in abdomen), Mohsin Ahmad(pellet injury body) and Basit Ahmad (pellet injury both arms).

He said that four among the six youth have been referred toSMHS Srinagar for advanced treatment. Those reffered include Nadeem, Nawaz,Adnan and Yawar. Two others namely Mohsin and Basit are being treated in thehospital.

The search operation in the area is still under way as nomilitant body has been retrieved yet.

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