Two army vehicles torched in Kashmir

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Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir), Apr 25 (ANI): Angry protesters at Keller area of Shopian District in Jammu and Kashmir have torched two army vehicles after a person was killed during an encounter with security forces.

The incident took place on Saturday morning.

Troops had laid a cordon at Chewan Keller village after receiving information about movement of militants.

"At 4.15 in the morning three people walked into a cordon. When they were challenged by the security forces they began to run, as a result soldiers fired on them. In the firing, a person was killed, another was injured and third person was apprehended," said Lieutenant Colonel J S Brar, a Defence spokesperson.

As the news of the death spread scores of villagers came out to protest.

"As the day broke out scores of civilians gathered and they started stone pelting at security personnel. The commanding officer of the Rashtriya Rifles, District Superintendent of Police and Commissioner tried to pacify the crowd during the stone pelting. Two vehicles of army, one of which was caught in slush, was torched by civilians illegally," Lt Col Brar added. (ANI)

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