Kulgam: The ongoing encounter and subsequent clashes in Khudwani area of South Kashmir’s Kulgam district has claimed the life of third civilian.
The three civilians killed in the clashes with government forces have been identified as Sharjeel Ahmad Sheikh (28), Bilal Ahmad Dar of Kujjar village (16) and Faisal Illahi of Sangam
The gunfight is going on in Wani Mohalla area of Khudwani. A soldier has also been killed in the encounter.
Reports said that the houses in which militants are trapped have been blasted while massive clashes are under way near the encounter site.
A police official said that a large number of protesters tried to move towards the encounter site to help militant escape. They clashes with Force that resulted in some casualties.