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Three civilians, soldier killed in Kashmir (Third Lead)

IANS  |  Srinagar 

An Indian soldier and three civilians were killed on Wednesday as a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and triggered violent street protests.

Doctors said a civilian, Faisal Elahi, 15, was brought to a hospital in Qaimoh town in district and he succumbed to

Earlier, two other civilians, Bilal Ahmad Dar, 17, and Sharjeel Sheikh 28, injured during clashes between protesters and security forces at Wani Mohalla in Khudwani area of had died.

Police said a soldier was killed and two other security personnel were injured on Wednesday when militants holed up inside a house started firing at security personnel closing in on them.

As the fighting raged, people poured out of their homes and pelted stones at the security forces even as two-to-three militants from the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) reportedly remained holed up inside the house.

Authorities have ordered closure of all schools and colleges in and have been suspended in south

Clashes also erupted on Wednesday between students and security personnel in north Kashmir's Sopore town as news about the deaths of civilians in Kulgam spread.

Student protests also rocked University in and town, also in north Kashmir.



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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:22 IST