Shopian gunfight: 135 civilians injured in clashes

Shopian gunfight: 135 civilians injured in clashes
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Srinagar: 135 civilians were injured in clashes with government forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian on Tuesday which erupted amid a gunfight between forces and militants.

Giving details to Kashmir Reader, Chief Medical Officer, Shopian Dr Abdul Raheed said that 123 civilians were brought to district hospital Shopian, Harman and Vehil hospitals.

6 among them had bullet injuries and were referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment, he said, adding 17 people with critical pellet injuries were also referred to different Srinagar hospitals and 14 among them had pellet injuries in their eyes.

Giving details to Kashmir Reader on the customary condition of anonymity, a doctor at District Hospital Kulgam, said that they received 13 injured civilians.

“1 among them had bullet injury while 6 were hit by pellets in their eyes, all of the seven were referred to Srinagar,” he said.

Pertinently, a youth succumbed to his injuries at Srinagar’s SMHS hospital.

Intense clashes erupted in Kundalan village of Shopian today amid a gunfight between militants and forces.

Two militants were also killed during the gunfight.