SRINAGAR — Two civilians were injured when security forces opened fire on protesters in north Kashmir’s Handwara town, 80 km from here, following an altercation between locals and the Army while later was making a video of devotees during afternoon prayers.
Sources told CNS that Army personnel of 21 RR were making videos of devotees while they were entering Masjid for Zuhar prayers at Jamia Jadeed in main chowk Handwara to which some people objected and there was an altercation between the Army and civilians.
During the altercation, ‘accidental’ firing was reported in which two persons received injuries in their legs.
The injured, identified as Abdul Ahad Mir from Rajwar and Mujeeb Ahmad Sofi from Handwara, have been hospitalized and are said to be stable.
Meanwhile, speaking to CNS, SSP Sandeep Gupta said that there has been an ‘accidental’ fire and two persons were injured.