Non-local labourer injured in Pulwama attack

Srinagar:  A non-local labourer was critically injured after government forces and militants on Wednesday morning exchanged gunfire in Pulwama village of south Kashmir.

Reports said that patrolling party of army’s 55 RR was passing through Hajidarpora area of Pulwama district when militants attacked them. “The soldiers retaliated triggering off a brief exchange of fire,” they said.

In the incident the non-local suffered critical bullet injuries in his head and was shifted to nearby hospital, they said.

SSP Pulwama Chandan Kohli confirmed to the news agency and said that there was some exchange of fire between army and militants in Hajidarpoora. He also said that the non-local received a bullet in his head during the exchange of gunfight.

SSP identified the injured as Arjun Kumar and said that he was referred from district hospital Pulwama to Srinagar hospital in critical conditions.

Meanwhile, the entire area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers. (GNS)

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