Civilian injured in India-Pakistan gunfire along LoC succumbs; toll 2

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A 55-year-old man on Thursday died at a hospital in Srinagar, a week after he was injured in shelling along Line of Control in Kupwara district.

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that the man, Mahommad Yakoob Mir, 55, son of Barkatullah Mir of Kachatiya Baghbeela Tanghdar succumbed to the injuries at Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura here early morning.

Mr. Mir had suffered forehead splinter injury, they said. He, along with two other persons, was referred to the tertiary care hospital from Kupwara after getting critically injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Kupwara district on 6 August.

On the same day, Mohammad Arif from Shamspora, succumbed to the injuries. In all six civilians, one of them a woman, were injured and three of the critically wounded were shifted to SKIMS for the advanced treatment, they added. (GNS)

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