Another youth killed, death toll mounts to 23

Srinagar: Two more youth were killed by government forces  late Sunday evening, taking death toll to 23 in Kashmir two days after the death of Hizb commander Burhan Wani.

A news agency GNS said another youth Fayaz Ahmad Waza Nikloora Pulwama was killed after being hit by a bullet fired by forces in Pulwama.

Meanwhile, Army post, Army town commanders office, State Bank of India branch and some residential houses were gutted in a fire incident at main chowk Kupwara this evening.

A police officer told news agency GNS that a mysterious fire broke out inside the building housing Army’s town commander, branch office of SBI and various shops. A fire also engulfed many houses adjacent to the building. He said that fire was doused off with the help of Fire and Emergency department of Police.