Locals allege civilian injured in army firing in Srigufwara

Locals allege civilian injured in army firing in Srigufwara
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Anantnag: Army soldiers allegedly opened fire in response to a gunshot-like sound, apparently caused by a fire cracker, here in Srigufwara area of Anantnag district on Tuesday. One civilian, identified as Javaid Ahmad Waza, a 51-year-old vegetable vendor, was struck by a bullet in his shoulder. He is being treated at a Srinagar hospital, locals said.

Local sources said that an army vehicle was patrolling the area when a gunshot-like sound was caused by a fire cracker, following which the army opened fire.

“Javaid Waza was injured in army firing,” the locals alleged.

Police gave out a different version, saying the firing was done by “unidentified gunmen”. “There has been firing and preliminary reports suggest it was done by unidentified gunmen. Rest is a matter of investigation, which is being carried out,” Anantnag SSP Altaf Khan said.

Police said they have registered an FIR into the incident.

Srinagar-based army spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said facts were being ascertained about the incident.

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