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Kupwara update: Teenage civilian killed in exchange of fire, officials say

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Srinagar: A teenage civilian, reportedly of unsound mental condition, was killed in the exchange of fire between the security forces and the ultras on Monday, officials said here on Monday.
A 15-year-old civilian boy, identified as Mohammad Hazim Bhat, was also found dead at the scene of the incident, they said, adding he was reportedly mentally challenged.
As reported earlier, three CRPF personnel were killed and two others injured when militants opened fire on them at a checkpoint in Kupwara.
The militants opened fire on a naka party of the Central Reserve Police Force at Wangam-Qaziabad in Kralgund area of the district, the officials said.
They said three CRPF jawans were killed on the spot.
The area has been cordoned off and additional forces rushed there to track down the assailants, the officials said.
This was second major damage inflicted by militants on security forces in Kupwara district within 48 hours.

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