At least four photojournalists received pellet injuries while covering clashes near a gunfight site at Shirmaal village in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.
A photojournalist informed Rising Kashmir that they were covering clashes between civilians and forces near the gunfight sites when forces fired pellets, injuring four photojournalists.
The injured photojournalists were identified as Nisar-ul-Haq, who works for Srinagar-based daily Rising Kashmir and Waseem Andrabi of Hundustan Times. The identity of two others were not ascertained.
“They recieved pellets on faces and other parts of body,” said the photojournalist.
The injured were taken to a nearby hostpital for treatment.
Earlier, clashes erupted between civilians and forces in the village following a gunfight in which three militants have ben reportedly killed.