SRINAGAR: A militant and three civilians were killed in a firing incident in Shopian district of south Kashmir late Sunday evening.
An army spokesperson claimed that a joint Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) was attacked by militants travelling in a vehicle at Pohan in south Kashmir district of Shopian at 2000 hrs. During the retaliation they were killed.
In the troops firing militant and three civilians were killed.
The slain militant was identified as Shahid Ahmad Dar, son of Mushtaq Ahmad Dar, resident of Jamnagri, Shopian.
The three deceased civilians havebeen identified as Suhail Khaleel Wagay of Pinjoora, Mohammad Shahid Khan of Malikgund, Shahnawaz Ahmad Wagay of Trenz, all from Shopian district.
However, locals contested the army claim, saying the three slain youth were civilians who were travelling in a car.
Meanwhile, clashes erupted as soon as the news spread in the area.
In the meantime JRL has called a shutdown against the killings on Monday.