Srinagar: A civilian was killed on Sunday in a crossfire between terrorists and security forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian district, police said.
Police said the slain youth has been identified as Shahid Aijaz of Anantnag. The incident took place at around 10.30 am when unidentified terrorists opened fire at a Central Reserve Police Force party at a security picket, the police said.
“Around 1030 hrs unidentified terrorists attacked a Naka party of 178 Bn, CRPF at Babapora, Shopian. CRPF retaliated the fire and during cross firing one unidentified person got killed. Further details are being ascertained,” a police statement said.
Soon after the incident, senior security officials reached the spot.
The incident comes at a time when Union Home Minister Amit Shah is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir.
During this month, 13 civilians have been killed, 11 among them by terrorists in targeted killings of minorities and migrant workers.