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14 year old girl hit by bullet in Shopian after clashes erupt at army’s iftar party, several injured

Around four people were injured in D. K pora village of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday evening in clashes which erupted between civilians and armed forces.

Hospital officials informed that one girl, Shoby Jan has bullet injury in chest and was shifted to SKIMS.

Local said that army men from a local camp had organised an Iftaar Party in the village on Monday for the villagers.

“The village committee told them not to organise the party as there were apprehensions that the said function can disturb peace in the village but they still went ahead,” said a resident of D K Pora.

He said that some youth pelted stones on forces and stopped them from distributing food items to villagers.

The residents said that the forces party resorted to aerial firing. The residents further said that around four girls were injured in forces action. They said that the injured were shifted to DH Kulgam and Skims.

Shouting Pro Freedom slogans the youth came out on the streets after which army fired upon civilians. Doctors at DH Kulgam said that they received one girl with elbow injury and was shifted to SMHS for further treatment.

 

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