Youth killed during clashes near Kulgam encounter site

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Srinagar: A youth has been killed by government forces during clashes in Qaimoh area of Kulgam district.

The youth has been identified as Yawar Ahmad Mir, 24, of Ghassipora Wanpoh.

Anantnag hospital sources said that Yawar had sustained a bullet in his chest and was brought dead to the medical facility.

Local sources said that youth was killed while the clashes between forces and civilians were going on as a gunfight raged in the area.

Two militants belonging to Lashkar e Toiba were killed in the gunfight while police claimed that one militant surrenderd.