Srinagar: Three persons were injured when security forces allegedly opened fire to chase away a group of protesters in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, police said on Wednesday.
A group of protesters allegedly pelted stones on a CRPF bunker at Awantipora, 32 kms from here on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, last evening, a police officer said.
They said the security personnel allegedly opened fire to chase away the protestors which left three locals - Pervaiz Ahmad Dar, Junaid Shalla and Danish Ahmad Dar - injured.
While Pervaiz received a bullet injury on the right shoulder, Junaid and Danish have splinter injuries on legs and right shoulder respectively, the officer said, adding they were hospitalised and their condition was stated to be "stable".
Protests broke out in Awantipora last evening after an exchange of fire between militants and security forces left two persons injured at Dogripora village.
The protesters alleged that the civilians were injured in the firing by the security forces.
Security forces cordoned off Dogripora village after receiving a tip off about the presence of some militants in a house.The militants opened fire on the security forces resulting in a brief exchange between the two sides.