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Civilian killed in exchange of fire with militants: police

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A civilian was killed near a CRPF camp in Shopian on Sunday in an exchange of fire with militants, according to the police.

The victim, identified as Shahid Aijaz from Anantnag, was a milkman by profession.

“During cross-firing, one person died,” the police said.

The regional parties have demanded a probe into the killing.

“Another innocent civilian killed allegedly by CRPF in Shopian today. It’s sad the armed forces show little restraint and operate with such impunity,” Peoples Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti said.

CPI(M) leader and Gupkar alliance spokesman M.Y. Tarigami urged the authorities to probe the incident and “fix the responsibility”.

“The circumstances in which the civilian was shot dead needs to be probed. Loss of precious human life is unfortunate and mere condemnation of such heinous incidents isn’t enough,” he said.

Sajad Lone’s Peoples Conference said: “Such an action is unfortunate and condemnable. A time-bound inquiry should be held into the circumstances leading to his killing and stern action should be taken against the erring personnel,” a PC spokesman said.


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