Civilian killed, soldier injured during gunfight in Kulgam

Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Government forces during a gunfight in south Kashmir

SRINAGAR — A civilian was killed and a soldier injured amid a gunfight between militants and a joint team of J&K Police and the Indian Army in Redwani area of south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday, officials said.

The police in a statement said that the “operation has concluded” but there is no mention of the militants, suggesting they escaped by giving slip to the joint team during the course of the gunfight which had started this afternoon.

The police said that a civilian and soldier were injured during the gunfight which according to it ensued after contact was established with the militants following a cordon-and-search operation in the area amid the presence of the militants there.

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“Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone son of Abdullah Lone of Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries,” the police said in a tweet as per news agency GNS.

The injured Army soldier, Kiran Singh of 1RR, a resident of Ramban, is hospitalised at 92 Base Hospital Srinagar. “The search operation concluded,” the police added.

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