Kupwara Attack: District Administration Lodges FIR in Connection With Civilian Death
The district administration Kupwara on Friday said that it had lodged an FIR in connection with the killing of a 70-year-old civilian.
In this file photo, some youth are seen pelting stones at security forces in Kashmir's Pampore area. (Representative image)
Srinagar: The district administration Kupwara on Friday said that it had lodged an FIR in connection with the killing of a 70-year-old civilian. The civilian, Yusuf Bhat, died in Army firing in Panzgam area of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday during the protests that ensued the killing of two militants in the area.
The FIR has been registered in Karalpora Police Station under FIR number 25/2017, under section 307 RPC.
On Thursday, the security personnel were trying to control a crowd near the Army camp that was attacked by fidayeen terrorists in the morning, according to sources.
As security forces were carrying out search operations, angry protesters gathered near the camp site and raised slogans. There were also reports of stone pelters making the movement of reinforcement convoys difficult.
Three soldiers were killed and five injured when militants attacked the Army camp in Chokibal. Two terrorists were eliminated and combing operations were underway.
The Valley has witnessed a string of violent incidents this month, starting with clashes between civilians and security forces in the run-up to the Srinagar by-elections on April 9. Videos filmed during the unrest have further fuelled tensions in the area.
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