Civilian killed in blast near encounter site in Kulgam, 5 critically injured referred to Srinagar

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Srinagar: Several civilians have suffered injuries near the site of encounter at Laroo in southern Kashmir’s Kulgam district where a gunfight raged between government forces and militants leaving three militants dead.

Sources said that an unexploded shell blasted leaving several civilians injured. They said that one of the injured civilians succumbed to the injuries. Five other critically injured have been referred to Srinagar hospitals for treatment

Although there are conflicting reports about the civilian casualties however police confirmed killing of one civilian.

A police spokesperson identified the slain civilian as Ubaid Laway son of Mohd Maqbool Laway of Laroo.