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Civilian among three killed in Shopian gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

While a police statement said that three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's district, it was confirmed later that one of the victim was a civilian.

The police said in a statement on Thursday that three militants were killed in the gunfight that took place earlier in the day in Handew village.

While two victims were identified as Yawar Mushtaq and Shakeel Ahmed, both Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants from Shopian, the third was identified as a civilian,

A soldier, who was injured in the gunfight, succumbed to his wounds on Thursday night in the Army's 92 base hospital in Srinagar, the police said.

In Thursday's two gunfights in and districts killed a total of five militants, two civilians and two soldiers.

Three (JeM) militants, including a top identified as a national Khalid Bhai, a civilian and a soldier were killed in a gunfight in Dalipora village of

Police said had masterminded the 2017 attack on the in district in which five troopers were killed.

In a third shootout between the security forces and militants in Kupwara's on Thursday, there were no reports of any casualty.



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First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 08:52 IST