Kulgam killings: Rajnath announces Rs 5 lac for kin of slain civilians

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Srinagar:  Home Minister of India Rajnath Singh on Tuesday announced a compensation of Rs 5 lakh be given to the kin of those killed in an explosion near encounter site in Kulgam on October 21.

Rajnath who was on a daylong visit to Kashmir, made the announcement during a press conference in Srinagar.

Seven civilians were killed after an unexploded shell burst in the encounter site after the gunfight ended on Sunday. Three militants were killed in the gunfight.