Three killed, 14 injured in police firing in Baramulla

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Baramulla (J-K), Sep. 6 (ANI): Three persons were killed and 14 others injured as security forces allegedly opened fire on a stone pelting mob in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

Reportedly, the stone-pelting mob had attacked a senior police officer's convoy in Baramulla District.

According to police sources, they used batons to chase away a group of youths who had blocked the Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway at Palhalan in Pattan area.

The situation instigated as the protesters started pelting stones, leading to clashes between the two sides.

Seventeen persons suffered injuries in the police firing. But one of the injured, Feroze Ahmad Malik, died while being shifted to a hospital, Mohammad Ramzan Mir and Noor-ud-Din Tantray succumbed to injuries in different hospitals.

A police spokesman said an inquiry has been initiated into the incident to fix responsibility.

"Senior police officers have taken a serious view of the firing incident and an enquiry has been initiated. Ammunition of the policemen is being checked to fix responsibility," said the spokesman

He also said those who are found involved will have to face action as per the law. (ANI)

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