One killed, two injured in Srinagar firing

One person was killed and two were injured Wednesday when security forces opened fire at stone-pelters who attacked a polling party in Srinagar, police said.

The incident took place in the old city area of Nawa Kadal.

As voting ended for the Srinagar Lok Sabha seat at 5 p.m., a polling party returning with the voting machines was attacked with stones by a mob.

Security forces opened fire in self defence, and one person identified as Wasim Ahmad, 25, was killed.

Two other people, Nazir Ahmad and a woman named Halima, were injured in the incident, police said. Halima was hit by a pellet in her leg.