Four more youth killed in forces action, Pulwama civilian toll mounts to six

Qayoom Khan

Srinagar, Dec 15 (GNS): Four more youth were killed in Pulwama taking the civilian death toll in government forces action to six in the southern Kashmir district.

Sources in the district hospital Pulwama said that four more civilians succumbed to injuries taking the civilian death toll to six so far. They were injured in government forces action near the site of the gunfight at Sirnoo area.

The deceased have been identified as Liyaqat Dar of Parigam, Suhail Ahmad of Ballow, Shahbaaz of Monghama, Pulwama. The body of sixth youth lying in the hospital is yet to be identified.

In the gunfight, three militants were killed and two army soldiers injured. Earlier two civilians identified as Amir Ahmad Paul and Abid Hussain Lone, an MBA pass out from Indonesia were killed as government forces resorted to live ammunition besides pellets and tear smoke shells near the encounter site to chase away the protesters. (GNS)