Soldier injured in Shopian gunfight succumbs


Srinagar: A soldier who was injured along with another colleague in gunfight in Shopian district’s Kanigam area succumbed to the wounds on Monday.

Official sources told GNS that the soldier was critically injured in the gunfight at Kanigam Shopian last week and succumbed to his injuries at army’s 92-Base Hospital Srinagar.

Two soldiers were injured while as many local Al-Badr militants were killed in the gunfight which commenced late on Friday and culminated on December 26.

The encounter had ensued after a team of Police, 44RR and 178Bn CRPF cordon launched a join corodon and search operation in Kanigam following a specific input regarding presence of militants.

The two militants killed were identified as Owais Farooq of Kadlabal Pampore Awantipora and Asif Lone of Turkwangam Shopian, both affiliated with Al-Badr. (GNS)