Civilian killed by militants’ firing at police

SRINAGAR: A Shopian resident was killed today in firing by militants on a security forces check point  in Anantnag district, the police said.

The police and CRPF had established a check point at Lazibal in Anantnag on a tip off about movement of militants through the area, a police official said.

He said the security forces signaled a private car to stop for checking but the militants on board opened fire, hitting a civilian.

The civilian, identified as Shakeeb Shabir of Shopian, suffered a crtical bullet injury in the chest, the official said.

He said the 25-year-old man succumbed to injuries while being rushed to a hospital here for treatment. (AGENCIES)