Kashmir: Civilian injured after army opens fire in Pulwama village

Police says he was injured in cross-fire

Showkat Dar
Pulwama, Publish Date: Jun 19 2017 9:43PM | Updated Date: Jun 19 2017 9:43PM
Kashmir: Civilian injured after army opens fire in Pulwama villageCivilian injured after army opens fire in Pulwama village (Representational Pic)

A civilian was injured after army allegedly opened fire in Drabgam village of Pulwama district in south Kashmir on Monday, locals said.

However, police claimed that the man, identified as Altaf Ahmad Zargar, was injured in "cross-fire" with militants.

Locals said that army opened fire, resulting in injuries to while he was riding his bike. "There was no stone-pelting going on in the area. Also, army men were not fired at," they said.

A top police official said that shots were fred at army. "The soldiers retalited and in the exchange of fire a civilian was injured," he said.

The injured civilian, a resident of Aglar village, was shifted to a hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment.