Srinagar, Mar 5: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said she is deeply distressed by the killing of civilians in “crossfire” in Shopian district here.
Six people, including two militants, were killed in a firing incident last night in south Kashmir’s Shopian district after the ultras fired upon a joint check-point of the security forces.
“Deeply distressed by more deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire in Shopian. My heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s families,” Mehbooba said in a tweet.
It may be mentioned here that six persons, including two militants, were killed in last night’s firing in Shopian’s Pahnoo area. The Army have claimed that the slain persons were militants and their overground workers.
Last night, a joint MVCP (mobile vehicle check post) near Pohan in Shopian had signalled a car to stop, but it did not. The armymen were fired upon and they retaliated, in which six people, including two militants, were killed.