Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian caught in army firing dies in Kupwara district

Srinagar: A civilian was killed allegedly in army firing during an ambush in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

Asif Iqbal, a driver by profession, was injured in firing by Indian Army personnel during an ambush at Thandipora area of Kupwara on Saturday night, a police official said.

He said the forces had laid an ambush in the area following intelligence inputs about the movement of militants.

Iqbal was rushed to a hospital at Kralpora where from he was referred to a hospital here, but he succumbed on the way, the official said.

He said further details are awaited.

Army officials were not available for a comment.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2017 09:43 AM

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