A civilian was killed and several others injured after being hit by bullets during clashes near the site of a gunbattle in Saimoh village of Tral township of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday.
The deceased has been identified as Molvi Aqib Ahmad of Khanqah Tral. He succumbed to his injuries at Sub-District hospital Tral.
Sources said that the slain has a bullet injury in his forehead.
Two militants, including top Hizb commander Sabzar Bhat, were killed in the gunfight that lasted for several hours.
Massive clashes erupted in Saimoh and adjacent Rathsuna – native village of Bhat – as the news of his death spread in the area.