Another youth succumbs to injuries, death toll in Kulgam blast reaches seven

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Srinagar: Another youth, who was injured in a blast at the gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Kulgam died at a hospital here, taking the death toll to seven.

Javed Ahmad Lone of Hawoora village of Khudwani died at a hospital here on Sunday night due to serious injuries he had sustained in the explosion, witnesses told Kashmir Reader. His body was taken to his native village this morning for burial.

Witnesses said thousands of people participated in the funeral of the youth amidst vociferous pro-freedom slogans. After funeral, groups of youth clashed with government forces in Khudwani.