Srinagar, Oct 24: A youth hailing from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was on Sunday morning killed near a CRPF camp in Babapora area in Shopian. Police said he was killed in “cross firing” between security forces and militants.
Quoting an official, news agency KNO reported that Shahid Aijaz from Anantnag was killed in a firing incident.
A top police official told KNO that Shahid was killed in “cross firing after a CRPF party retaliated a militant attack in the area”.
Police said that the CRPF party “was out for area domination when militants fired upon them, which they (CRPF) retaliated”.
“During cross firing, one person died. Credentials being ascertained,” police said.