Kashmir: Civilian killed in gunfight in Kulgam

A civilian named Manzoor Lone was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday after a gunfight broke out between suspected militants and security forces.

A civilian named Manzoor Lone was killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district on Friday after a gunfight broke out between suspected militants and security forces.

Lone was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

“#KulgamEncounterUpdate: Injured civilian namely Manzoor Lone S/O Abdullah Lone R/O Redwani Bala Kulgam succumbed to his injuries. Injured Army Jawan Kiran Singh of 1RR, R/O Ramban is hospitalised at 92 base Hospital Srinagar. Search operation concluded,” tweeted Kashmir Zone Police.

The police in a statement said that the “operation has concluded” but there is no mention about the militants, suggesting they escaped by giving slip to the joint team during the course of the gunfight which had started this afternoon, according to The Kashmir Walla.

32-year-old Lone was married last year and he is a father of a two-month old boy.