Kokernag Gunfight: Teen receives bullet in head as clashes break out

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Anantnag: A teenager has been critically wounded in Kokernag area here, where militants and government forces are engaged in a fierce gunbattle since wee hours today.

15-year-old Yawar Ahmad Chopan son of Abdul Majeed was injured after being hit by a bullet in his head in his village Gadole this morning, official sources said.

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The injured teen has been removed to the Anantnag district hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be life-threatening.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Gadole and Vailoo villages when people, mostly youth, hit the streets and staged protest against the ongoing anti-militancy operation.

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