Update: Three civilians injured after army opens fire in Pulwama, stable in hospital

According to reports, three civilians received injuries after army opened fire on after the trio, traveling in a four-wheeler vehicle alleged surpassed an army naka in Drabgam village of Pulwama, south Kashmir.

The duo has been identified as Mohd Rafiq and Waqar Ahmad Mir, who were traveling in a car no. JK O2 W – 4989, from Drabgam to Shadimarg and were signaled to stop by the army at a checkpoint. However, they didn’t stop and tried to flee, which led the army to open fire on them, resulting in injuries.

The third young man has been identified as Umar Ashraf Wani who has received mild injuries, probably because of the broken glasses of the car, a report said.

According to reports, two of them have been shifted to Srinagar for better treatment, while the third is being treated locally. All three are said to be stable.

However, as per police, the army patrolling party of 44-RR was attacked by youth with stones in Drabgam village of Pulwama. They added that the army fired in retaliation.

Injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment.

This is a developing story.

Kashmir needs independent journalism…

…now, more than ever to give a voice to the voiceless. The press in Kashmir has operated under tremendous pressures of reporting from a conflict zone but since August 2019 we find ourselves in unchartered territory. The Kashmir Walla is among the oldest independent media outlets in Kashmir and has withstood successive lockdowns as well as attempts to suppress us, fighting back with authoritative ground reports based on facts.

We believe in making the powers that be accountable to their actions but to also hold the mirror to the society. We believe in covering all sides of the story and that empowerment in essence means the ability to make informed decisions. As such we have not allowed our journalism to be influenced by the pressures.

Despite the new and still unknown pressures, we are all the more committed to keep informing you of events and stories that matter. Our recent coverage of events has brought us an increased readership. However, the coronavirus pandemic and resultant economic crisis has affected our operational capabilities. We are facing an existential threat but only your support can help us withstand this and maintain our editorial independence.

We need your solidarity to keep our journalism going. Your contribution will empower us to keep you informed on stories that matter from Kashmir. Show your solidarity by joining our members community. Kashmir thanks you.