Kokernag gunfight: Teen receives bullet in head, clashes break out

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Anantnag: A teenager has been critically wounded in Kokernag area here, where militants and government forces are engaged in a fierce gun-battle since wee hours today.

15-year-old Yawar Ahmad Chopan son of Abdul Majeed was injured after being hit by a bullet in his head in his village Gadol this morning, official sources told Kashmir Reader.

The injured teen has been removed to the Anantnag district hospital for treatment. His condition is said to be life threatening.

Meanwhile, clashes erupted in Gadol and Vailoo villages when people, mostly youth hit the streets and staged protest against the ongoing anti-militancy operation. Angry youth pelted rocks at the government forces to register their anger against the CASO.

More details emerging.