Jammu and Kashmir: Teenage girl among three killed in security forces firing in Kulgam

The clash broke out in Hawoora village as a cordon and search operation was underway, and a mob started pelting stones at the security forces, police sources said.

Published: 07th July 2018 01:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2018 03:34 PM   |  A+A-

Army

Image used for representational purpose only. (File photo| PTI)

Express News Service

SRINAGAR: A 16-year-old girl was among three civilians killed and many others were injured in security forces' firing during clashes in a cordon and search operation (CASO) in Hawoora area of Khudwani in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Saturday afternoon.

Sources said acting on specific information, army, SOG and CRPF men were laying siege around Hawoora village of Khudwani in Kulgam in the afternoon when they came under stone pelting from the locals.

The security men fired tear smoke shells, pellets and bullet to disperse the protestors. Many people sustained injuries in the security forces firing and were rushed to nearby hospital.
Three of the critically injured succumbed to injuries in the hospital.

The deceased were identified as 16-year-old girl Andleeb, 22-year-old Shakir Ahmad Khanday and 20-year-old Irshad Ahmad. All the three had sustained bullet injuries.

Some of the injured have been referred to Srinagar hospitals for specialized treatment.

After the killings, tension has gripped the area and people came out on roads to protest the civilian killings.

The authorities have rushed more troops to the area to maintain law and order and suspended internet mobile services in the district.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp