Civilian killed in army firing in J&K

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Srinagar, June 15 (IANS) A civilian was killed and two others injured on Friday when army troops opened fire on a mob in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

While locals alleged that troops of 55 Rashtriya Rifles opened fire when locals resisted their attempt to vandalize the house of militant Saju Mir in Nowpora village of Pulwama, police said the firing took place after a mob threw stones on army vehicles in the area.

Viqas Ahmad Rather, 24, was critically injured in this firing and taken to a hospital from where doctors referred him to Srinagar. However, he was declared dead by doctors at the hospital here.

Two other civilians including a girl were also injured in this incident and they are being treated.

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