Civilian injured during Shopian encounter succumbs, militants flee

A civilian who was injured during a gunfight in the Pandoshan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district last night reportedly succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning.

Sources reported that the civilian namely Shahid Gani Dar son of Abdul Gani Dar resident of Pandoshan Shopian succumbed to his injuries at 92 base hospital Srinagar. Besides a soldier, Dar and another civilian Shoaib Ahmad Mantoo were injured during the gunfight that broke out on Monday evening.

Both the civilians were airlifted to 92 base hospital Srinagar where Shahid breathed his last. The second injured civilian and the soldier identified as Sanjeev Das is said to be stable.

Back in Pandoshan, the encounter has been called off after the militants managed to escape after breaking the cordon.