Militants and army exchange fire in Pulwama, civilian killed

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A civilian caught amid the gun battle between militants and government forces at Kakapora in Pulwama, succumbed to the bullet injury on late Sunday night.

According to GNS news agency, official sources told that suspected militants opened fire upon army’s 50 RR camp at Kakapora. While confirming the incident, SSP Pulwama Mohammad Aslam Choudary told GNS that militants fired upon the Army camp late this night.

The fire was retaliated by Army triggering off a brief encounter.  In the incident, a soldier was also injured.

Sources said that the injured civilian namely Bilal Ahmad Ganie, a sumo driver by profession of Narwa Kakapora received critical bullet wounds in his head and died on the spot.

A Defence spokesperson told The Kashmir Walla, “In a cowardly and provocative act of terror, terrorists carried out a stand-off attack on Kakapora Army Camp. one soldier martyred. Retaliatory actions ongoing.”

However, SSP said that the civilian was shifted to PHC Kakapora where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival. Soon after the incident, the government forces launched a hunt to nab the attackers.

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