Indian Military hit 120 Kashmiris in direct live fire

Indian Military hit 120 Kashmiris in direct live fire

HELD SRINAGAR: Government forces martyred one protester and injured more than 120 others in IHK on Tuesday, just days after three civilians were killed in similar demonstrations in the restive region.

Indian troops used live bullets and pellet guns on hundreds of protesters in Shopian district hospitalising dozens with serious injuries.

Police said the crowd gathered near the site of a military operation where Indian soldiers had killed two suspected rebels, and began throwing stones. Doctors said more than 120 protesters were brought to three district hospitals, some suffering serious bullet wounds and eye injuries from pellet fire from the melee.

"Six among them had bullet injuries and were referred to Srinagar for advanced treatment," district chief medical officer Abdul Raheed said. Doctors said an 18-year-old man was shot in the head and later died from his injuries. "One of the injured persons later succumbed to his injuries," police said. - APP/AFP