Published On: Thu, Apr 7th, 2022

Two civilians injured in altercation with soldiers in J&K’s Kupwara

Srinagar: Two civilians were injured on Thursday in an altercation with some Army men in J&K’s Kupwara district.

Some people objected and then there was an altercation between the soldiers and civilians

Police sources said the people were entering the local Jamia mosque in main Chowk of Handwara town in Kupwara district for afternoon prayers when some soldiers were making the video of the devotees.

“There was an altercation between the civilians and the army soldiers when the civilians objected to the video shooting.

“During the altercation there was firing in which two civilians sustained bullet injuries in their legs,” sources said.

A senior police officer, however, said, “Soldiers of 21 Rashtriya Rifles had gone to Jamia Masjid Handwara for videography of the Namaz (prayers).

“Some people objected and then there was an altercation between the soldiers and civilians.

“During the altercation there was an accidental fire and two persons received injuries in legs. Both are stable”.

The injured have been identified as Abdul Ahad Mir from Rajwar and Mujeeb Ahmad Sofi from Handwara. Both have been admitted to hospital for treatment.

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