Tral Gunfight: Injured army man succumbs

Srinagar : An army soldier who was injured critically in a gunfight with militants in the forest area of Gulshanpora Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district succumbed to injuries in army’s command hospital in Udhampur.

Official sources said that the soldier identified as Sepoy Nehminlan Haokip of 42 RR was airlifted to Udhampur where he succumbed to injuries.

A police officer also confirmed to GNS about the death of the soldier.

Earlier, the soldier was injured along two others in a fierce gunfight that saw the killing of two Hizbul Mujahideen militants so far.

The encounter ensued today morning after army’s 42 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation following the inputs about the presence of a group of Hizbul Mujahideen militants in a hideout.

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