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Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian killed in firing incident at Shopian district

Civilian killed in 'firing incident' in J-K's Shopian

PTI Last Updated at 04-08-2018 16:21:28 IST India

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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