Shopian gunfight: Army personnel succumbs to injuries

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

Unnamed official sources told a local news agency, Global News Service (GNS) that the army man was critically injured in the gunfight at Kanigam Shopian last week and succumbed to his injuries at the army’s 92-Base Hospital Srinagar.

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

The gunfight had ensued after a team of Police, 44RR and 178Bn CRPF cordon launched a joint cordon 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)

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