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Another civilian killed, invite more protests anger

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Wasim Khalid Malik 22 year old young shopkeeper was in front of his shop at ease when army pumped live bullets in his body on Wednesday evening, resorting in his instant death. Army claimed that they came under stone pelting incident but locals said that a group of 5 to 6 teenagers pelted few stones on moving army vehicles at trihgham village of Kupwara and they responded by spraying bullets.
The killing of civilians continues to be the biggest challenge for the governor’s administration in Kashmir valley. Governor N.N. vohra recently held a meeting with Northern army commander asking him to direct his troops not to kill civilians on mere stone pelting or any other provocation.
A young boy khalid incidently belongs to a family where one of his brothers is in army and other two brothers are in J&K Police. Police and District authorities of Kupwara have said that they were collecting the details about the incident and will soon come out with a detailed report about the incident. Army spokesman in Srinagar told media that they are looking into the incident and are collecting details.
Meanwhile district authorities of Kupwara have imposed restrictions in entire frontier district and have imposed strict curfew in trihgham and adjacent areas to prevent protests and violence. The killing of a civilian in trihgham has already rocked the area with massive protests and people were raising anti army and anti new Delhi slogans, local reports from the area said.

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