Published On: Thu, Apr 27th, 2017

Stone pelter killed, three injured in firing near Kupwara attack site

Srinagar: A civilian was killed and three others received injuries when the army resorted to firing on Thursday at stone pelters outside the Army camp in Kupwara district, which was attacked by terrorists earlier in the day.

The army was left with no other option but to fire at them

According to a senior police official, a mob gathered outside the Army camp in Panzgam village of Kupwara district where the body of two slain terrorists were lying. The mob demanded the bodies of the terrorists and when their demand was not met with, they started stone pelting.

In order to control the violent mob, the army was left with no other option but to fire at them, said the police official.

“In this army action, an old civilian died and three other civilians are injured,” added the police official.

The situation is tense but under control as combing and search operation is on to nab the terrorists who escaped after attacking the army camp.

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