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Kulgam civilian death toll mounts to seven

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Srinagar, Oct 22: Another civilian who was injured in a blast at the gunfight site in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district succumbed late last night, taking the death toll of civilians to seven.

Reports said that the body of Javid Ahmad Lone was brought to his home in Hawoora village of the district late last night and laid to rest amid sobs today morning. Thousands of people attended his funeral, they said.

Lone was a truck driver.

Six civilians who had died in the blast at the gunfight site at Laroo were identified as Irshad Ahmad Pader and Tajamul Ahmad (both from Shurat village); Talib Maqbool Laway and Mansoor Dar (from Laroo), Uzair Ahmad Dar from Reshipora and Ubaid Shah from Makenpora village.

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