Jammu and Kashmir: Civilian caught in army firing dies in Kupwara district
A civilian was killed allegedly in army firing during an ambush in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday.
Srinagar: A civilian was killed allegedly in army firing during an ambush in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said on Sunday.
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.
The police said that one of the militants, identified as Fayaz War, was involved in several attacks and killings of civilians and security personnel. He was the last perpetrator of violence in north Kashmir
One of the militants was identified as Ishfaq Dar alias Abu Akram, a top commander of LeT, said DGP Dilbag Singh