Budgam youth injured in militant firing: Army

Srinagar

Army on Friday said that a youth was critically injured in firing by “militants” “500-600” meters outside its camp at Chattargam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

“In a case of (militant) committed atrocity, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora was shot at by the (militants), 500-600 metres away from Army Camp at Chatergam. When the Army troops heard the sound of firing, the Quick Reaction Team immediately rushed towards the direction of fire to find out what was happening,” said Srinagar-based defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia in a statement.

“When the party reached the spot, they saw Ishafaq Ahmad Ganie son of Nazir Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora Khanda in a pool of blood. He had bullet injuries, one in the head and the other in the leg and was immediately taken to Chatergam hospital from where doctors shifted him to SMHS,” he said, adding, “the reports of individual lobbing the grenade on Army Camp and Army retaliation are completely baseless.”

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