Civilian killed in blast at Kulgam gunfight site: Kashmir police

A top police official said that the locals thronged the site after the gunfight ended in Laroo village. He said that a civilian was killed after an explosive substance went off at the site.

A civilian was killed in a blast at the site of a gunfight in Laroo village of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Sunday.

A top police official said that the locals thronged the site after the gunfight ended in Laroo village. He said that a civilian was killed after an explosive substance went off at the site.

He identified the deceased as Ubaid Laway of Laroo village.

Police also confirmed the death of one civilian in the blast on its official Twitter handle.

Earlier, three militants were killed in the five-hour gunfight that broke out early morning today.

The identity of the slain militants is yet to be ascertained.

Mobile phone and Internet services have been suspended in the district.