Srinagar: A youth was killed in clashes with the government forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir on Tuesday.

A source said that Khalid Ahmad Dar (20), a resident of Khudwani in Kulgam district, was critically injured during clashes with the forces.

He was rushed to District Hospital Kulgam for treatment where he succumbed.

A health official at the facility said Dar had sustained bullet injury in his chest.

An eye witness said that youth took to streets in Khudwani area of Qaimoh after the news of a local militant’s death in a gunfight with forces in Larnoo spread in the area.

Two militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight with forces in a forest area in Larnoo Anantnag.