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Indian army kills 3 civilians in southern Kashmir


Indian army opened fire on protesters, killing three, including a teenaged girl and wounding at least five others in Kulgam district in southern Kashmir on Saturday, according to police, APA reports quoting Anadolu.

 

The slain civilians were identified as 16-year-old girl Andleeb Jan, Irshad Ahmad, 20, and Shabir Ahmad, 22.

 

The dead and wounded were rushed to the nearby Primary Health Centre in Frisal, Dr. Aijaz Ahmad, a senior doctor at the health center, said.

 

In a statement, police said: “An army patrol in District Kulgam while moving through Hawoora Mishipora area this afternoon was pelted [with stones] by miscreants. Consequently army tried to disperse the miscreants and in the process five individuals sustained injuries. Three persons succumbed to the injuries, including a girl.”

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