Five Terrorists Killed In Encounter; A Civilian Dead and 10 Injured

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Police said that a civilian was killed and 10 others were injured  in clashes between protesters and security forces following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, in which five terrorists were killed on Saturday.

A police official said that the conflict started between groups of youths and security forces, who were engaged in the counter-terrorism operation, at the Chowgam area of Qazigund in Kulgam. He said security forces used tear smoke shells, pellets and opened firing to supress the protests.

The official said that Over 10 persons were injured in the forces’ action and they were taken to the district hospital in Anantnag for treatment.  He added that out of those injured, six, including four with pellet injuries in the eyes, were referred to a hospital, but one resident of Chee in Anantnag, Rouf Ahmad, died on the way near Sangam.

Five Lashkar-e-Toiba and Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists, including the one involved in the last year’s deadly attack on a cash van in which five cops and two bank guards lost their lives, were killed in the encounter which started in the morning.

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