Nawakadal Gunfight: Another Injured Succumbs

SRINAGAR:  A 55-year-old man, injured in a house collapse following an encounter at Kanimazar Nawa Kadal here last week, succumbed to burn wounds at SMHS hospital here, officials said on Sunday.

They said the man identified as Manzoor Ahmad Khan son of Abdul Aziz from Hawal Srinagar had suffered serious burn injuries after one of the several houses damaged in a gunfight between militants and government forces at the Nawakadal collapsed. Four persons were injured in the incident and one of them, a teenager, died earlier this week.

Nawakadal: Injured Boy Succumbs

Confirming the death, medical superintendent SMHS hospital Dr Nazir Choudhary told news agency GNS that the man was admitted to the hospital with severe burn injuries. Two militants including Junaid Sehrai, son of Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai, chairman Tehreek-e-Hurriyat, was killed in the gunfight with police and CRPF. During the course o gunfight, several houses were damaged and one of them collapsed, leading to the injuries to at least four persons.

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