A non-local laborer critically injured in a shootout between terrorists and the security forces in Hajidarpora village of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday morning, succumbed at SKIMS Soura.
Arjun Kumar, a 17-year-old labourer hailing from Bareily in Uttar Pradesh, was hit by a stray bullet in the head, the official said, adding the injured was rushed to SKIMS hospital here from treatment but succumbed to the injuries.
An official said the terrorists attacked the army’s 55 RR patrolling party when they were conducting census in Hajidarpora village in Lassipora area of the district.
The fire was retaliated by the army, resulted into a brief exchange of fire. “In the exchange of fire fight the labourer had suffered serious bullet injuries in head.
Following the attack, the security forces along with the additional reinforcements of army, SOG and CRPF launched searches in the area to nab the attackers.