Kulgam Gunfight: Pellet-hit youth shifted to Srinagar hospital

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KULGAM — Post encounter clashes left many youth injured in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district yesterday.

Reports said that government forces fired tear-smoke shells and pellets to disperse the protesting youth after an encounter raged in Arreh Kulgam. The encounter had left two militants dead while three soldiers including a Junior Commissioned Officer sustained injuries.

Sources said that during the clashes, a youth suffered pellet injury in his right eye and was shifted to SMHS Hospital Srinagar during late night hours on Saturday.

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Hospital sources identified the injured youth as 20-year-old Arif Bashir Rather. They said pellets have hit Arif’s right eye but he is stable.

Locals said that Arif was on his way to home when pellets hit him and he was shifted to hospital for treatment.

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