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Civilian gunned down by militants in J-K’s Pulwama, 3rd death this week

This was the third civilian killed in firing incidents this week. Earlier, one civilian was killed in Srinagar’s Rangreth area as security personnel allegedly opened fire to disperse stone-pelters, while another died during an encounter in Arwani village in Bijbehara area.

india Updated: Jun 18, 2017 07:52 IST
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A civilian was shot dead by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir.
A civilian was shot dead by militants in Pulwama in south Kashmir.(HT File/ Representational Photo)

A civilian was shot dead by suspected militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said. This was the third civilian killed in firing incidents this week.

Aijaz Ahmad Malik, 27, was shot at and critically injured by militants outside his residence at Arrubugh in Pulwama around 10.30pm, a police official said.

Malik sustained a bullet injury to his abdomen and was rushed to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment but succumbed to injuries, the official added.

It was not immediately known why the militants targeted him, the official said.

Earlier this week, two civilians were killed in Jammu and Kashmir in firing incidents.

One civilian was killed on Thursday in Srinagar’s Rangreth area after Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel allegedly opened fire to disperse stone-pelters.

Another one lost his life on Friday during an encounter between security forces and militants in Arwani village in south Kashmir’s Bijbehara area.