Civilian death toll mounts to six in Pulwama clashes

Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of three militants spread in the area.

Gulzar Bhat
Pulwama, Publish Date: Dec 15 2018 11:58AM | Updated Date: Dec 15 2018 12:11PM
Civilian death toll mounts to six in Pulwama clashesRepresentational pic

The civilian death toll in clashes near a gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday mounted to six as four more civilians succumbed to their injuries.

Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of three militants spread in the area.

They said that the forces fired live ammunition at the protesters, resulting in six civilian deaths.

An official at district hospital Pulwama said that six injured youth were declared dead at the facility.

He identified them as Shahbaz Ali, resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Murtaza of Prichoo, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.

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