Civilian injured in missfire by forces in South Kashmir

A civilian, who sustained injuries in an accidental fire at Haal village in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar on Wednesday.

An official told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a rifle of security personnel, who was part of a Naka Party, went off accidentally in which one civilian received critical injuries.

He identified the civilian as Asif Ahmed of Poterwal village of Shopian. “Asif was shifted to a nearby hospital, where from he was referred to SMHS Srinagar. However, he succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital,” he said.

Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the incident and started further investigation—(KNO)

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