Two civilians killed during Army firing in Kashmir

Two civilians were killed and two others injured when the Army opened fire on a vehicle which had allegedly tried to barge through a check point in Chadoora area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Monday evening.

Eyewitnesses told Deccan Herald over phone that the incident occurred when troops of Army’s 53-Rashtriya Rifles signaled a Maruti car (JKOIR-321) to stop at a checkpoint in Chattergam, Chadoora, 20  km from here, at around 5:10 pm. “The driver didn’t stop and Army opened fire in which four civilians traveling in the vehicle were injured,” they said.
The Army’s Srinagar based 15-Corps spokesman told Deccan Herald that they had specific intelligence reports about the movement of militants in a white Maruti 800 car along Nowgam-Pulwama road on Monday.

“Three Mobile Vehicle Check Posts were established along the road. At around 5 pm, a white Maruti approached the first check point where the personnel tried to stop but it did not. Again at the second check point, the vehicle was signalled to stop, but it did not. At the third check point, the vehicle tried to barge through the check point, resulting in a firing in which four persons were injured,” he said.

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