SRINAGAR: One of the four Sirhama youth who was injured in the leftover explosive blast has died, reports said. He has been identified as Yaseen Mohammad Rather son of Mohammad Maqbool Rather. His death took place late last night.

Mohammad Yasin Rather who was injured in a blast near an encounter site in Sirhama. He later succumbed to his injuries.

Local news gatherer GNS said Yaseen along with Irfan Ahmad, Shahid Yousuf and Mudasir Ahmad Magray were injured when some unattended explosive exploded from the debris of a house which was razed during the gunfight in which two LeT commanders— Adil Ahmad Bhat of Pulwama and Abu Rehan alias Towheed—were killed on Friday last.

Yaseen and other youth suffered serious injuries and were shifted to a Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment. However, Yaseen succumbed to the wounds late last night, the officials added.

Leftover explosives exploding after the counterinsurgents leaving the spot is not so uncommon in Kashmir. At one stage, the police would raise precautionary banners near the spots to prevent people from getting injured. They would leave the premises after scanning it.

Lethal Residue


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