J&K: 1 civilian killed in clash between protesters, security forces in Shopian
One civilian killed and 10 other civilians were injured in clash between protesters and security forces during cordon operation in Shopian's Ganowpora.
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.