Srinagar- A forest department employee was killed and another injured on Wednesday in a militant attack in Rajpora area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.
Imran Yousaf Wani of Chrar-e-Sharif and Jahangir Ahmed Chechi of Chadoora were injured when militants opened fire upon them near Bangender Bridge in Rajpora area, a police spokesperson said. Both the injured were immediately evacuated to hospital for treatment.
While Forester Chechi was discharged after first aid, Wani, who had sustained a thigh injury in the attack, was removed to the SMHS hospital for advanced treatment.
“He was brought to the hospital with a bullet injury on his thigh. He had suffered blood loss too. On Wednesday evening, he succumbed to his injury,” Medical Superintendent, SMHS, Dr Muzaffar Zargar told Kashmir Observer.
Soon after receiving the information of the militant attack, the spokesperson said, police officers along with additional reinforcement reached at the terror crime spot to ascertain the facts.
“Police Station Rajpora received information through reliable sources that terrorists had fired upon a team of forest department of district Budgam causing injuries to 2 employees, who had laid a checkpoint to apprehend the timber smugglers near Bangender Bridge,” he said.
He said police, army and CAPFs cordoned off the area and launched an intensive search operation.
During the search, he said, two empty fired cartridges of Ak-47 ammunition and one bullet head were recovered from the spot. However, the search operation is going on.
Regarding the incident, a case vide FIR No. 79/2023 under sections 16,20 UAP ( Act) , 307 IPC and 7/ 27 IA Act got registered in PS Rajpora and investigation has been initiated.
Migrant Workers Injured In Anantnag Attack
Earlier unidentified gunmen shot at and injured two non-local labourers on Tuesday in Anantnag district, police said.
The injured men were rushed to a hospital, where their condition is stated to be stable, they added.
“#Terrorists fired upon two outside labourers in #Anantnag. Both the injured #civilians have been shifted to hospital, where they are stated to be stable. Area being cordoned off for search #operation. Further details shall follow,” the Kashmir Zone Police informed on Twitter.
Three non-local labourers were injured on Thursday last when militants fired upon them in the Gagren area of Shopian district.
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