Army personnel were conducting an Area Domination Patrol in an MPV at Nowpora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a spokesperson of the army said.
The spokesman in a statement said: “the road at Nowpora was blocked due to 3-4 cars being parked on the wrong side of the road. Army personnel got off their vehicle to request the drivers/ owners to move the cars. The house reportedly belonged to Aabid Manzoor Magray.”
“On seeing the Army personnel, a huge crowd gathered at the site and started pelting stones and closing on to the troops endangering the safety of the troops and government property. The troops cautioned the crowd verbally,” he said.
However, the mob turned violent and tried to overpower the troops. Army personnel resorted to aerial firing, extricated themselves and continued with their patrol, said army spokesperson in a statement.
A civilian was killed and two others were injured after army allegedly opened fire on protesters in the area.