Cop Critically Injured In Brief Shootout In Srinagar

Srinagar- A policeman was critically injured on Tuesday in a 'brief shootout' with militants near Zoonimar area of Srinagar city.

A police officer said that a constable Aamir Hussain was critically injured in a brief shootout in Zoonimar area of City.

The injured cop was shifted to nearby SKIMS Soura hospital, where his condition remains critical, the officer said, as per news agency GNS.

The officer further said that the injured constable has bullets injuries in upper parts of body including neck.

“There were earlier reports which suggested his passing away but it has been clarified that information was due to confusion,” the officer said, adding, “as per doctors his condition is very very critical”.

A senior doctor at SKIMS also said that the policeman was “revived” after accessed to be dead. “Sometimes this kind of confusion happens but his condition is very very critical,” he said.

The officer said that militant was also injured in the shootout and probably escaped from the spot.

Meanwhile, the whole area has been cordoned off to nab the fleeing militant(s).

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