Civilian killed in Jammu and Kashmir firing

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Jammu, Aug 5 : A civilian was killed  in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ramban district when security personnel opened fire after noticing suspicious movement, police said on Sunday.

“Despite warnings, there were no response which led to the personnel to open fire. Besides the victim, another person was injured,” the police added.

The incident took place on Saturday evening when the personnel posted at a tunnel construction site in Sumbad Kholi area noticed movement around their camp.


In another incident at least 10 people were injured as clashes broke out between security forces and stone throwers near an encounter site in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, where five terrorists were killed during an overnight operations, the police said.

Hundreds of protestors assembled near the encounter site in Kiloora village after the five terrorists were killed in a gunbattle and started throwing stones at security forces, a police official said.

He said the security forces fired pellets and live rounds in air to disperse the mob in face of relentless stone throwing.


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