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3 killed including 16 year old girl after clash erupts between armed forces and civilian in J&K

Srinagar | A 16-year-old girl along with two other civilians were killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam on Saturday after security forces fired at stone-throwing protesters.

According to reports, the security forces opened fire after an army patrol came under attack in the Redwani area of Kulgam in south Kashmir. A search operation was underway for terrorists in the area, some reports said.

The civilians killed are all residents of Hawoora in Kulgam and are identified as Shakir Ahmad, 22, Irshad Majid, 20 and 16-year-old Andleeb. 10 protesters were also been injured in these clashes out of which two received bullet injuries. Mobile internet services were suspended in Kulgam and Anantnag districts to curb rumours and more protests.

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