Pulwama gunfight: Three militants, civilian killed

The police on Friday said that three militants have been killed in a gunfight which erupted in Thumna village of Chatpora area of Pulwama on Friday.

A civilian identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan was killed after forces opened fire to diperse the protesters near the gunfight site.

Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid  in a tweet said:

Earlier, cops had confirmed the death of two militants in the gunfight which was raging since Friday afternoon. He said two bodies are lying at the site of the gunfight while a third militant is still firing from the debris of the house which was blasted by the forces.

The identity of the slain militants was yet to be ascertained, said the official.

A civilian, identified as Faizan Ahmad Khan, son of Dr. Abdul Gani Khan, resident of Khrew Pampore suffered a bullet injury in his abdomen after forces used live ammunition and pellets to disperse protesters who had gathered near the site of the gunfight.

He was shifted to district hospital Pulwama where doctors declared him dead on arrival. Faizan, according to the official, was putting up presently at Government Quarters in Pulwama town.

Moreover, at least eight civilians were also injured during the clashes. One of them who suffered a bullet injury has been brought to the Bone and Joint hospital in Srinagar.

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