Shopian: Another civilian killed, toll 2

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Another youth identified as Sajad Ahmad Rather has been killed y government forces during clashes in Badigam village of Shopian district taking the civilian death toll to 2.
Reports said that Sajad had received a bullet injury and was shifted to DH SHopian where he was declared brought dead.
Earlier, another civilian identified as Asif Ahmed Mir of Rohomoo Pulwama was killed during the clashes with government forces.
Five militants including top Hizb commander Sadam Padder and Kashmir University assistant professor Dr Mohammad Raafi were killed in the encounter that broke out early Sunday morning in Badigam village after the joint team of Army, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation in the area.
Sources said that over a dozen protesters have been injured during clashes near the encounter site.