Shopian, Aug 04: A civilian was killed in clashes with the forces in Chatpora area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.
Reports said that youth hurled stones on army men soon after the funeral prayers of a militant Arshad Ahmad Khan in Ganowpora who was killed along with four associates in Kiloora village earlier today.
They said that army men retaliated by firing live ammunition, resulting in injuries to three persons.
An official said that Bilal Ahmad Khan, a resident of Pujoo village of Kral Chuk suffered a bullet injury in his chesafter forces used live ammunition and pellets to disperse protesters who had gathered at Ganowpora village for funeral prayers of one slain militant.
He was shifted to district hospital Shopian where doctors declared him dead on arrival.
Earlier, five militants were killed in Kiloora Shopian during an encounter. While a number of people have sustained injuries near the gunfight sight during clashes with government forces.