2nd Civilian Injured in Pulwama Clashes Dies at SKIMS

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Srinagar—Akeel Ahmad Bhat, a resident of Gabarpora Haal village, who was injured after government forces opened fire to disperse protesters marching towards the site of gunfight in Hakripora village of the district on Tuesday, died at SKIMS Soura on Wednesday morning.

17 year old Akeel had received a bullet in his abdomen and had been shifted to SKIMS from District Hospital Pulwama in critical condition.

With Akeel’s death, the civilian death toll in Pulwama clashes has reached to two.

Reports said that massive clashes erupted in Gabarpora village of Pulwama district of south Kashmir after the funeral prayers of Akeel was performed.

Witnesses said that men, women and children hurled rocks at forces deployed outside the CRPF camp in Haal village to express their anger at the killing of Akeel Ahmad Bhat.The forces responded by lobbing teargas shells. The pitched battles left many more people injured.

On Tuesday a civilian Firdous Ahmad Bhat of Beegumbagh Kakapora was killed after being hit by a bullet near the encounter site.

 

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