Budgam gunfight: Intense clashes near gunfight site in central Kashmir, youth hit with pellets in eye

Budgam gunfight: Intense clashes near gunfight site in central Kashmir, youth hit with pellets in eye
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Srinagar: Violent clashes erupted between government forces and civilian protesters near the site of the gunfight in Chatergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district Wednesday morning.

Witnesses told Kashmir Reader that the youths hit streets and pelted government forces with stones and rocks who retaliated by using tear smoke shells and pellet fires.

During the ding-dong battles a civilian suffered pellet injury in his eye while another was hit with a bullet in thigh, they said.

The injured civilians were rushed to sub-district hospital from where they were referred to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital for specialized treatment.

As reported earlier two militants were killed and three army men suffered injuries in the gunfight in Kathpora village of Chatergul area in Budgamm district.

The authorities, routinely, have suspended mobile internet services in the district.

Meanwhile, the latest reports from the gunfight site said that the exchange of fire is still going on.