Shopian teen killed in forces action near gunfight site

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Shopian: A teenager was killed after government forces opened fire upon a group of protesters near the encounter spot in Kundalan village of this south Kashmir district.

16-year-old Tamseel Khan, son of Khurshid Ahmad of Vehil, Kachdoora, was critically injured after government forces opened fire upon a group of people, who were protesting against the cordon and search operation in Kundalan village here this afternoon, witnesses told Kashmir Reader.

Tamseel, who was hit by a bullet on his head, was pronounced dead on his arrival at the Srinagar’s SMHS hospital.

Over twenty people, mostly youth were injured after government forces used tear smoke shells, fired pellets and live ammunition to quell anti-India demonstration near the encounter spot. At least four civilians sustained bullet injuries during the clashes.

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