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Pulwama encounter: Youth hit by bullet, critical, several others hit by pellets

Srinagar: A youth identified as Jehangir Ahmed Kakapora area of Pulwama was hit by a bullet in his abdomen and several others were injured when people from adjoining areas marched towards the encounter site in Hakripora.

The condition of Ahmed is reported to be critical and he has been referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment. Several others have received pellet injuries.

Two militants have been killed in a gun fight in Hakripora in which Lashkar commander Abu Dujana has been killed. However, the police is yet to confirm his death as they have not yet received the bodies of the killed militants

Reports said that people from all the surrounding villages of Pahoo, Kakapora and Newa marched towards Hakripora where a gunfight started early morning.

Government forces deployed in the area used live ammunition, pellets and teargas shells to disperse the protesters who pelted them with stones.

 

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