Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian killed in firing incident at Shopian district
Civilian killed in 'firing incident' in J-K's Shopian
A civilian was killed in a "firing incident" in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.
Bilal Ahmad Khan was hit by a bullet at Ganovpora in Shopian district after the funeral prayers of a local militant, who was among the four ultras killed in a gun battle with security forces at Kiloora during an overnight operation, a police official said.
Khan later succumbed to injuries. he added.
Locals alleged that Khan was hit by bullets fired by army personnel in response to stone-pelting by protestors.
A defense spokesman said the details of the incident are being ascertained and an official statement will be released soon.
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