Shopian encounter: Second Army man succumbs

KL Report


In the ongoing gun fight at Karewa Shopian where three militants were killed and a soldier injured  earlier on Friday, another army man succumbs to his injuries.

The incident took place when a militant rose out of the debris of the house, razed to rubble by a joint team of police and army earlier which led to the killing of three militants.

Official sources said that the fresh incident took place when the joint team was carrying out the searches post the gunfight.

“All of a sudden, a militant came out of the debris of the house and started indiscriminate firing, injuring three soldiers including a major. Two of them are critical,” an army officer told local news agency.

However the army officer identified as Major Mukund Vardarajan of 44 RR succumbed to injuries on way to 92 base hospital here at Badami-Bagh Srinagar while body of a soldier is lying near the encounter spot.

Meanwhile, sources said, the army and police retaliated the fire, triggering off a fresh gunfight. However, they said, operation has been suspended owing to darkness.

Earlier in the day three militants were killed and a soldier got injured during the encounter.


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