Forces shot dead civilian in Shopian

Srinagar, June 6: A civilian was killed today after government forces opened fire on protesters during clashes in Ganowpora village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

The deceased has been identified as Adil Farooq Magray.

A police press statement said that the security forces cordoned off some houses in the village on a specific input regarding the presence of militants this evening.

However, people tried to help the trapped militants to flee from the area by throwing stones at the forces who retaliated by firing upon them, resulting in the death of Adil, eyewitnesses told Narrator.

Till last reports came, the search operation was going on in the area.

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