Another civilian injured by bear in Kashmir

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Srinagar, Nov 12 (UNI) Yet another civilian was injured by a wild bear in Anantnag district as the man-animal conflict in the Kashmir valley continued, taking more than 12 lives during the past six months.

Official sources said, one Nazir Ahmad Doie was critically injured when a bear attacked him at Narsangar, Kokernag, in south Kashmir district of Anantnag.

The injured has been shifted to hospital.

The animal-man conflict has increased in the valley resulting in the death of more than a dozen persons and injuries to several others during the past few months.

In retaliation villagers also killed four wild animals during the same period, evoking massive protest by several organisations across the country after some television channel show a bear being set on fire by agitated villagers.

However, people in Kashmir rejected the protests saying scores of villagers, including women and children, were killed or wounded by wild animals.


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