Srinagar: Twelve persons have been injured during clashes with government forces in Chowgam village of Kulgam district where a gunfight raged between government forces and militants.
Three persons among the injured are said to be in critical condition and are being treated at SK Institute of Medical Sciences Soura.
Officials at the District Hospital Kulgam said that they received 12 injured persons.
The injured have been identified as Javed Ahmad son of M Yousuf, a resident of Chogam. He has a pellet injury in the right eye.
Umar son of Gul Mohammad, a resident of Panzath. He has a pellet injury in the right eye and has been referred to Srinagar’s SMHS hospital.
Adil son of Gulam Mohammad, a resident of Qazigund. He has a bullet injury in leg and has been referred to Bone and Joint Hospital Barzulla in Srinagar.
Suhail Ahmad son of Muhammad Hussain, a resident of Babpora. He has a bullet injury in the left leg and has also been referred to B&J hospital in Srinagar.
Muhammad Amin son of Bashir Ahmad, a resident of Qazigund. He has a pellet injury in head and face.
Aijaz Ahmad son of Muhammad Yaqoob, a resident of Churath. He has a pellet injury in eye.
Munir son of Gulam Hassan, a resident of Qazigund. He has a pellet injury in the neck.
Salib son of Ghulam Hassan, a resident of Chawalgam. He has a pellet injury in the left leg.
Imran son of Abdul Majeed, a resident of Chowgam. He has a pellet injury in the left leg.
Muzaffar Ahmad son of Ghulam Hassan, a resident of Kulgam. He has a bullet injury in abdomen and has been referred to SKIMS in critical condition.
Asif Ahmad son of Muhammad Jabbar, a resident of Divsar in Kulgam. He has a pellet injury in the forehead.
Rouf Ahmad Ganai son of Abdul Salam Ganai, a resident of Anchidora Anantnag. Rouf has a bullet injury in the throat.
Earlier, intense clashes erupted in Chowgam area of Kulgam district where a gunfight raged between militants and government forces.
While all the five militants have been killed, reports said that the civilian protesters clashed with the government forces during and after the gunfight.
They said that government forces using pellets, bullets and tear smoke shells to disperse the protesters.
Clashes in the village and adjacent areas were going on when this report was being filed.