Srinagar : A 15-year-old boy has been killed during anti-India protests in disputed Kashmir following a gun battle that killed a suspected rebel.
A police official said Amir Wani, a resident of Pulwama’s Beegumbagh-Kakapora, was “hit by a stray bullet” as civilians clashed with the security forces to help the militants escape.
Chief Medical Officer of Pulwama, Talat Jabeen, confirmed the death of Wani.
The encounter broke out at 5 a.m. at Padgampora area in Awantipora.
Police sources said the militants — Jehangeer Ahmad Ganai and Shafat Ahmad Sherguri, finding themselves trapped inside the house, opened fire at the security forces.