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Troops kill four mistaking them for terrorists

In a case of mistaken identity, security forces shot dead four persons, including two women, suspecting them to be terrorists, sparking protests in Poonch district of Jammu division. Rashtriya Rifle troops opened fire on a group which was coming down the hill "without any signal" leading to the death of four persons at Kakka in Surankote, official sources said here on Monday.

india Updated: Oct 28, 2002 16:59 IST

In a case of mistaken identity, security forces shot dead four persons, including two women, suspecting them to be terrorists, sparking protests in Poonch district of Jammu division.

Rashtriya Rifle troops opened fire on a group which was coming down the hill "without any signal" leading to the death of four persons at Kakka in Surankote, official sources said here on Monday.

They said four persons, including three women, were also injured.

Civilians are not allowed to move in these areas after sunset unless they inform police or the nearest security force picket and they are required to carry 'mashals' in their hands while moving, the sources said.

People came out on the streets in Surankote area to protest the incident, the sources said.

The killed were identified as Badar Din, Khalil Ahmed, Kousar Begum and Haniefa Begum, the sources said.

In an unrelated incident, a terrorist was killed and a BSF constable injured in an encounter in Noushera area in Rajouri district, the sources said.

First Published: Oct 28, 2002 16:59 IST