Srinagar: Government forces shot dead a civilian today during clashes that erupted at a gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.
The civilian was identified as Zubair Ahmad Bhat, son of Abdul Ahad Bhat, a resident of Gopalpora, Kulgam.
An eyewitness said that Zubair was hit with a bullet in his abdomen as youth stormed the encounter site in Kachdoora Shopian in which, according to a local news agency, four militants were killed so far. The encounter was ongoing when this report was filed.
He was admitted at district hospital Kulgam where he succumbed to his injuries.