J&K: 1 civilian killed in clash between protesters, security forces in Shopian

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One civilian killed and 10 other civilians were injured in clash between protesters and security forces during cordon operation in Shopian's Ganowpora.

J&K: 1 civilian killed in clash between protesters, security forces in Shopian

According to sources, the civilian killed has been identified as Adil Farooq who is 17-year-old was a student of class 12th in South Kashmir's shopian district.

This evening, the security forces launched the cordon- and-search operation in Ganowpora area of Shopian following information about presence of militants there, a police official said.

However, the local residents pelted stones at the security forces who fired tear smoke shells to chase them away, the official said. Some time later, the stone-pelting intensified and the security forces had to open fire to disperse them, the official said.

Reports said that Adil suffered a bullet injury during the clashes, following which he was rushed to District Hospital Shopian where he was declared dead on arrival.

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