Jammu & Kashmir: Student killed in clash between stone-pelters and forces

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

By: PTI | Srinagar | Updated: June 6, 2017 10:16 pm
Kashmir, jammu and kashmir, Army, srinagar, stone pelting FILE PHOTO: protester throws rocks at policemen in Srinagar, Kashmir, May 26, 2017. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin, file)

A student was killed and 10 other civilians were injured Tuesday in a clash between a stone-pelting mob and security forces in Kashmir’s Shopian district during a cordon-and-search operation, police said.

Tuesday evening, the security forces launched the cordon-and-search operation in Ganowpora area of Shopian following information about the 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.

However, the local residents pelted stones at the security forces who fired tear smoke shells to chase them away, the official said.

Later, the stone-pelting intensified and the security forces had to open fire to disperse them, the official said. In the clash, a student identified as Adil Farooq died and 10 other civilians were injured, the official said.

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