Shopian killings: Police probing into firing; DGP calls for peace

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police S P Vaid today said they were investigating the firing incident in which six people, including four civilians and two militants, were killed by the Army in Shopian district.
Vaid said the situation was under control and appealed to the people of Kashmir to maintain peace.
Two weapons, along with other arms and ammunition, were seized from the possession of the militants, who fired upon a joint check-point of the forces last night, the DGP told reporters on the sidelines of a function in Jammu.
The troops retaliated after they were attacked and bodies of two militants and four others were recovered, Vaid said, adding that the matter is being investigated.
Asked whether the deceased were overground workers, he said that is what the Army is saying. “We will see what their affiliation was,” he added. PTI