Frisal Encounter: Toll 8, Rifleman is OK, 20 are injured

Cops chasing away the youth from the premises of district hospital on Sunday. KL Image: Aakash Hassan

KL News Network


The death toll in Frisal encounter is eight including four militants, two soldiers and two civilians as district hospital in Islamabad received 21 injured of whom three were shifted to hospitals in Srinagar, officials and defence sources said.

Army sources said rifle man Sheraz Ahmad is stable after his foot angle turned near the encounter site. He survived with a minor injury in his foot during the encounter.

One of his officers told Kashmir Life that Ahmad is stable and all right and is in the hospital. Only two soldiers were killed in the encounter and two including a Major rank officer were injured. The news about a third army casualty was reported by a Delhi media group.

Police said they have been able to identify three of the four militants so far. They identified them as Mudasir Ahmad Tantray, a resident of Redwani, Farooq Ahmad Dar, a resident of Arow in Kulgam and Younis Qadir Lone of Haoura. They said one body is yet to be identified.

Slain civilians include Ashiq Reshi, son of the house owner. He was of around 30 years of age and was working as casual labourer in water works department. His body was recovered from the debris. He is survived by a three years old daughter Asha. The other civilian killed is a Sri Gufwara resident Mushtaq Ibrahim.

Meanwhile, hospital sources said that they have received six more injured people of whom one was shifted to Srinagar and another succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. The new six are Sajad Ahmad Dar (Haoura) carrying pellet injury in his skull, Shakir Ahmad (Rishipora) with pellets in his arms, Danish Mir (Frisal) pellet injuries in chest, Mushtaq Ibrahim (Hathigam) having bullet injury in right side of the chest, Idris Ahmad (Badroo) having pellet injury in his left hand, Aamir Altaf with bullet injury in right thigh. Of them Mushtaq Ibrahim died in the hospital and Danish was shifted to SMHS.

The medical superintendent of SMHS Hospital told Kashmir Life that two injured they had received from south Kashmir were shifted to SKIMS for necessary consultancy.

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