One dead, four injured in security men’s fresh firing in Kashmir

Srinagar, April 15 (IANS) A civilian was killed and four others were injured on Friday in an alleged firing by security forces on an agitated mob as protestors tried to storm an army camp in a tense but curfew-bound Kashmir Valley, police said.

A police officer told IANS that the protestors were demonstrating outside an army camp in Natnusa village of border district Kupwara when soldiers opened fire to stop them from marching in.

Bullets hit five protestors and one of the injured later died in a hospital, the officer said.

The demonstrators were protesting against deaths of four civilians in firing and tear gas shelling by security forces since Tuesday.

Strict restrictions were imposed across the valley amid protests and shut-down call by separatist groups against the civilian killings, triggering fresh unrest in Kashmir.

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