Pulwama gunfight: Civilian death toll mounts to six, injured armyman succumbs

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Six civilians have been killed in clashes near the gunfight site in Pulwama district. The death toll mounted after four more civilians succumbed to their injuries. 

Reports said that protesting youth tried to march towards the gunfight site in Kharpora Sirnoo as soon as the news of killing of three militants spread in the area.

They said that the forces fired live ammunition at the protesters, resulting in six civilian deaths.

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An official at district hospital Pulwama said that six injured youth were declared dead at the facility.

He identified them as Shahbaz Ali, resident of Monghama village, Suhail Ahmad of Bellow, Liyaqat Ahmad from Parigam, Amir Ahmad Palla of Ashminder and Abid Hussain Lone of Kareemabad.
He said the sixth body was yet to be identified.

Moreover, an army man who was injured during the gunfight, sccumbed to his injuries. 

An army spokesman said that the operation is going on. 

The gunfight broke out after the armed forces received launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area after a tip-off about the presence of militants.

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