Cop injured in brief shoot-out in Srinagar succumbs, says police

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A deployment of armed forces personnel in Srinagar [FPK File Photo/Zainab]

Srinagar: A policeman who was critically injured on Tuesday in a “brief shootout” with militants near Zoonimar area of central Kashmir’s Srinagar district lost the battle for life at SKIMS Soura, police said.

As per the police officials, the constable Aamir Hussian, who had bullets injuries in the upper parts of the body including the neck, succumbed to the wounds.

“Even though doctors tried their best and revived him for several minutes, he has passed away.”

A senior doctor at SKIMS, Dr G H Yatoo, also confirmed that the 30-year-old police personnel has died.

Earlier the police officer said that there was a brief shootout in which the policeman was critically injured and later shifted to nearby SKIMS Soura.

The officer said that the militant was also injured and probably escaped from the spot.

Meanwhile, he said, the whole area was been cordoned off and searches were launched by the team of armed forces.


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