Civilian killed, 2 militants trapped


SRINAGAR, A civilian was killed during clashes in South Kashmir’s Shopian district after security forces trapped two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen this evening.
Security forces cordoned off Ganowpora village in Shopian district of South Kashmir this evening after reports of two militants of Hizbul Mujahideen – Naveed and Zahid – were hiding in a house.
As the security forces cordoned the village, security forces fired few probing shots. The residents of the area immediately came out and pelted stones on the security forces, who were conducting the operation.
One person identified as Adil Farooq son of Farooq Ahmad Magray of Ganowpora was hit by a bullet and was removed to hospital for treatment. He, however, succumbed to injuries.
The clashes amid cordon are going on and it is not yet clear whether militants have fled or are still hiding in the village