Jammu and Kashmir: Protest erupt in Kupwara after Indian Army accidentally kills civilian

Srinagar: Protests erupted on Sunday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district after a civilian driver was killed during an Army ambush the previous day, a police official said.

The victim, Asif Iqbal, was injured when an Army ambush party fired at a vehicle in Thandipora village on Saturday evening following reports about the presence of militants in the area.

"He was hospitalised but succumbed to critical injuries," the official added.

The protests erupted after residents of Batpora village clashed with the security forces. The forces used tear smoke to disperse the protesters. Internet has been suspended across Kupwara.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2017 12:48:03 IST

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