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Poonch civilian killed in Pakistan army firing; CRPF attacked in Pulwama

11 May, 2018 6:52 AM
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A civilian was killed in a firing by the Pakistani army in violation of the ceasefire on the Line of Control (LoC) in the Pir Panjal's valley's Poonch on Thursday night.

A police official said Mohammad Ikhlaq, 22, son of Mohammad Sadiq, a resident of Kalisan Baghal Dhara, died on the spot in the Pakistani army firing.

The Pakistani army initiated indiscriminate firing during the intervening night of May 10-11 on the Indian Army posts at Baghal Dhara and the Indian Army returned the fire. The exchange of fire continued for several hours," said the police.

In the Kashmir Valley, militants opened fire at CRPF personnel in Pulwama's Awantipora town around 1.00 a.m. "There was no casualty in the firing," said the police.

The authorities imposed security restrictions in parts of Srinagar and Shopian in the wake of separatists' call for "peaceful protests" after Friday prayers to protest against death of protesters in clashes with security forces.

Separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Syed Ali Geelani were placed under house arrest. Locals said no vehicle was allowed to move in and around the historic Jamia Masjid in Srinagar's Nowhatta area. The area has been sealed by placing concertina wires on the main roads.


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