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Srinagar: Two civilians killed in security forces 'firing'

Srinagar: Two civilians killed in security forces 'firing'

India Blooms News Service | | 27 Jan 2018, 06:08 pm

Srinagar, Jan 27 (IBNS): At least two civilians were killed and nine others were injured after security forces opened fire on protesters in Shopian district of South Kashmir on Saturday, police said. 

According to reports, some youth pelted stones on forces vehicles in Ganowpora village of Shopian district, which was responded by forces as they allegedly resorted to indiscriminate firing on protesters, resulting in the death of two civilians.

"Injured persons were shifted to nearby hospital for advanced treatment. Some of them are in critical condition," an official told IBNS.

Medical Superintendent District Hospital Pulwama Dr Rashid Parra confirmed the death.

Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Shopian also confirmed the death of two civilians in the incident.

Army’s Srinagar based defence spokesperson Col Rajesh Kalia said: “The details of the incident are being ascertained”

(Reporting by Saleem Iqbal Qadri)

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