Injured In Firing, Civilian Succumbs

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.

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.

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