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Civilians killed were caught in crossfire: CM

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Srinagar, Mar 05:Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday expressed anguish over the civilian killings in south Kashmir’s Shopian village.
Mehbooba wrote on Twitter: “Deeply distressed by more deaths of civilians caught in the crossfire in Shopian. My heartfelt condolences to the deceased’s families.”
Sunday night, an army spokesman claimed that a militant and three overground workers of militants were killed in retaliatory action by the army following an attack on a Mobile Vehicle Check Post (MVCP) of army’s 44 Rashtriya Rifles at Pahnoo.
However, the villagers refuted the army claim and said the three slain men were civilians and not OGWs.
On Monday two more bodies were found, one of a militant and another of a civilian taking the death toll to six.