Shopian: A civilian was shot dead in Turkwagam area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Sunday.
As per reports, Shoib Ahmad Ganie son of Ghulam Mohammad of Turkwangam Shopian was shot and then referred to District Hospital, Pulwama for treatment where he succumbed to injuries.
As per the police he was injured in crossing firing amid a ‘chance’ gunfight between militants and a joint team of police and CRPF.
“(Militants) fired upon joint patrol party of CRPF’s 182 batallion and SOG of Pulwama near the bridge connecting Litter Pulwama with Turkwangam, Shopian.During exchange of fire between (militants) & our joint team, one civilian got injured,” a police spokesman said, according to GNS.
“He was referred to District Hospital, Pulwama for treatment where he succumbed to injuries,” he said.
Police said that militants after brief “chance gunfight” managed to slip into nearby orchards.
“Search is still going on,” he said, adding, “Case has been registered and investigated taken up.” (GNS)