SRINAGAR:Srinagar based defence spokesperson on Wednesday evening said that suspected “militants opened fire” on a group of local civilians engaged in daily labour in Keran Sector, North Kashmir resulting “in the death of one local civilian while injuring another”.
“As the group of locals employed as porters was moving in the forward area of Keran Sector, some militants hiding in thick jungles opened indiscriminate fire instantly killing Shaukat Chauhan, 25 years, son of Mangta Chauhan of Kachama village while another was seriously injured,” the defence spokesperson said, “despite the poor weather, the injured, after being given first aid by an Army doctor, was evacuated by helicopter to the Army hospital in BB Cantt, Srinagar where his condition is stated to be stable.”
The spokesperson said that army expresses its “deep condolences on the death of Shaukat Chauhan and stands in firm solidarity with his family in this hour of grief and loss”. “The Army is committed in extending all possible assistance to the bereaved family and in providing the best medical care to the injured person.”
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