Youth sustains bullet injuries during clashes in Nowgam

Clashes between protestors and Government forces in Kashmir
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SRINAGAR — A 30-year-old youth sustained critical bullet wounds near encounter site at Gund Checkpora Kanipora Nowgam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district and was admitted in SMHS hospital here.

Reports reaching here said that the youth took to streets and clashed with forces near the encounter site and its adjoining areas including Khanpora Nowgam. The police and paramilitary CRPF used pellets, tear smoke shells and some live ammunition to disperse them, resulting in minor injuries to three persons.

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Besides, one youth namely Shabir Ahmad son of Mohammad Ashraf of Chakapora, Kanapora was admitted in SMHS hospital here.

According to doctors, Shabir had sustained bullet wound in his lower abdomen and is being operated upon. Doctor said that the condition of the youth is not well.

Earlier, a militant was killed in an encounter with government forces at Gund Checkpora, Kanipora, Nowgam.

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