Kashmiri Pandit injured in Shopian militant attack, succumbs

Armed forces personnel stand deployed in south Kashmir. [FPK File Photo]

Shopian: A Kashmiri Pandit, who was shot at and injured by militants in Choudry Gund area in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, officials said here.

An official told the news agency Kashmir News Observer that he was fired upon by militants when he was in the lawn of his residential house.

He said that soon after, the injured, identified as Pooran Krishan Bhat son of Tarak Nath Bhat of Choudry Gund was immediately shifted to a nearby hospital.

He, however, succumbed to his injuries at the hospital, the official said, adding that area has been cordoned off and searches are going on.

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