Teenager injured in Shopian clashes dies

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Srinagar, May 8 (IANS) A teenager injured in clashes with security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday succumbed to his injuries in a hospital here on Tuesday.

Hospital sources said 17-year-old Suhail Ahmad was admitted to the S.M.H.S. Hospital in Srinagar.

The teenager was injured during clashes between protesters and security forces near Badigam village during a gunfight between security forces and militants on Sunday.

With this, the number of civilians killed in the clashes with the security forces in south Kashmir areas on Sunday has risen to six.

Five civilians and five militants were killed that day.

The dead militants included a Hizbul commander, Sadam Paddar, and a Kashmir University assistant professor, Muhammad Rafi Bhat.

–IANS

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