Srinagar: The Indian Army on Thursday opened fire on civilians gathered near the encounter site in Kupwara. One person has been killed in the attack and several injured. The protestors were reportedly pelting stones.
Jammu and Kashmir Police confirmed that a civilian has succumbed to bullet injuries near the encounter site. Four people have been injured. It is yet to be ascertained if they were injured due to the firing or due to clashes with the armed forces.
Around 200 protesters gathered at the Army camp in Kupwara where three army personnel, including a captain, were killed by at least two terrorists. The protesters were demanding that the bodies of the terrorists be handed over to them.
The attack on the army camp took place at around 4 am this morning when at least two terrorists opened fire at personnel inside the artillery base.
The gunfire lasted for at least four hours and post the encounter, a combing operation was launched. More forces were rushed to the site and the injured jawans were rushed to Srinagar where they are being administered medical aid.