SRINAGAR: A civilian who was injured in firing near the bridge connecting Pulwama and Turkwangam in Shopian, succumbed to injuries.
Police said that militants had fired on a joint patrol party of CRPF and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s SOG near the bridge connecting Pulwama and Turkwangam in Shopian.
He was referred to District Hospital, #Pulwama for treatment where he #succumbed to injuries. #Terrorists after brief chance #encounter managed to slip into nearby orchards. Search is still going on. Case has been registered and investigated taken up.@JmuKmrPolice
— Kashmir Zone Police (@KashmirPolice) May 15, 2022
During the exchange of fire between the security forces and militants, a civilian named Shoaib Ganie was injured, police officials said.
He was taken to the district hospital in Pulwama for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. The militants managed to slip into nearby orchards, the officials said.
The search operation is underway. A case has been registered and investigation been taken up.