August 13, 2020 11:47 pm

Man Hurt In Cross-LoC Shelling Dies

A resident looks at damaged house after cross border shelling along LoC in Kupwara . ( KO File Pic)

Kupwara-  A 55-year-old man who was injured in shelling along the Line of Control in Kupwara district last week, died at a hospital here on Thursday, officials said.

They said that the man, Mohammad Yakoob Mir (55) son of Barkatullah Mir of Kachatiya Baghbeela Tanghdar succumbed to the injuries at SKIMS Soura here early morning.  Mir had suffered forehead splinter injury.

Mir along with two other persons were referred to the tertiary care hospital from Kupwara after getting critically injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Kupwara district on August 6.

On the same day, Mohammad Arif from Shamspora, succumbed to the injuries. In all six civilians, one of them a woman, were injured and three of the critically wounded were shifted to SKIMS for the advanced treatment, they added.   (With GNS inputs)

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