A civilian was wounded in a firing incident during a cordon-and-search-operation in a village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Saturday, reports said.

Quoting an unnamed police official, news agency GNS reported that a civilian, identified as Bashir Ahmad Mir, was hit by a bullet during a CASO launched by the forces in Nilora village.

The official, according to the report, said that Mir recieved bullet wound in leg during CASO when some exchange of firing took place between militants and the army.

The injured civilian, he said, was shifted to a nearby hospital where his condition is said to be stable.

The officer said that cordon and search operation is in progress in Nilora.