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Army opens fire on youth in Kulgam, one injured

Kulgam: A youth identified as Arif Ahmed Lone, was injured in Kulgam district on Monday after Army opened fire on a group of protesters who pelted stone on them.

The incident happened in the Hawoora-Mishpora village of Qaimoh area of the district. The Army opened fire after reportedly a group of boys ‘booed’ them and pelted stones at them when they were patrolling the area.

The victim, Lone, was taken to the sub-district hospital Qaimoh, where from he was referred to the District hospital Anantnag for specialized treatment.  The victim is believed to have suffered a bullet injury in his mouth.

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