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Civilian injured in firing between security forces, militants

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

A civilian was tonight injured in an exchange of fire between security forces and in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, thepolice said.

"As reported by security forces, terroristsfired upon their patrolling partynear Firdousabad in Drabgam area of Pulwama which was retaliated.

"In this incident one civilian, Altaf Ahmad Zargar, was injured," a police spokesman said here.

Zargar has been referred to Srinagarfor specialized treatment and his condition is stated to be stable so far, the spokesman said.

However,the family and local residents alleged that the man was shot at by Army personnel without any provocation.

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 00:13 IST