Two injured as security forces open fire at protestors in J&K's Anantnag

Srinagar: Two people were injured when security personnel opened fire at protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday after being attacked by people while laying a cordon to trap separatist guerrillas.

A senior police officer said two people were injured, one of them seriously, in Ashmuqam (Pahalgam) village when security forces fired at a group of protesters who attacked them.

Representational image. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

Representational image. Naresh Sharma/Firstpost

It occurred when the security forces were laying a cordon following specific information about hiding guerrillas there.

"The injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. Senior army and civil administration officials have rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation", the officer said.


Published Date: Mar 08, 2016 11:03 AM | Updated Date: Mar 08, 2016 11:03 AM

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