Budgam youth critically injured in militant firing, says Army

Srinagar, Nov 23: Army on Friday said that a youth was critically injured in firing by “militants” “500-600” meters outside its camp at Chattargam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.

“In a case of (militant) committed atrocity, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora was shot at by the (militants), 500-600 metres away from Army Camp at Chhatargam. When the Army troops heard sound of firing, the Quick Reaction Team immediately rushed towards the direction of fire to find out what was happening,” said PRO defense Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement.

“When the party reached the spot, they saw Ishafaq (Ahmad Ganie son of Nazir Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora Khanda) in a pool of blood. He had bullet injuries, one in head and the other in leg and was immediately taken to Chhatargam hospital from where doctors shifted him to SMHS,” he said, adding, “the reports of individual lobbing the grenade on Army Camp and Army retaliation are completely baseless.”  (GNS)

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