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12 civilians shot dead near encounter sites this year in Kashmir

Thursday, April 12, 2018
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In over three months of this year, at least 27 civilians have been killed in Kashmir Valley and 12 of them died in Indian forces firing near the encounter sites. 

Four civilians were killed in forces firing on protestors near encounter site at Khudwani on Wednesday (yesterday).

The trend of rushing to encounter sites in the Valley started after killing of popular commander Burhan Wani in an encounter with forces on July 8, 2016.

The first civilian killing near gunfight site this year was also witnessed from Khudwani. 

On January 9 , 22-year-old Khalid Ahmed Dar of Ghat village of Khudwani, Kulgam was killed in army firing on protestors.

Dar’s killing happened in the aftermath of the killing of a militant Farhan Ahmad Wani of Redwani Khudwani, Kulgam in an encounter at Pehipora, Larnoo Kokernag. 

On January 16, Mohammad Ayoub Bhat of Mulu Chitragaam succumbed to injuries. He had received three bullets during a gunfight in Batmuran village of Shopian

On January 24, a civilian Shakir Ahmad Mir of Kalampora Pulwama was killed in crossfire during gunfight at Chaigund village Shopian.

On February 10, Saima Wani of Odoo, Shopian succumbed at SKIMs. She was injured in Chaigund encounter on January 24.

On April 1, four civilians were killed, three of them during clashes near two gunfight sites at Kachdooa and Dragg in Shopian.