Pulwama update: 7 civilians killed after encounter; Scores injured in clashes, 10 referred to Srinagar hospitals.
More than fifty civilians have suffered injuries during clashes with government forces in Kharpora and Sirnoo villages of southern Kashmir’s Pulwama district Saturday. 10 of the injured have been referred to Srinagar hospitals for treatment, doctors at Sub District Hospital Pulwama.
The clashes erupted as soon the government forces launched a cordon and search operation in Kharpora villages following inputs of presence of militants in the village. The caso turned into an encounter in which three Hizb militants were killed.
The clashes continued and the government forces used bullets, pellets and other ammunition to disperse the protesters, eyewitnesses told Kashmir Reader.
During the clashes many civilian were hit with bullets leaving them injured critically. Six of the injured succumbed to injuries while more than three dozen are admitted to different hospitals of Pulwama and some have been referred to Srinagar.