Youth injured in Pak firing in J&K’s Uri sector succumbs


BARAMULLA: A 32-year-old youth, who was critically injured in Pakistan firing at Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector on March 10, died in hospital on Wednesday, official sources said.

They said Reyaz Ahmad Khatana and three others were injured at Kamalkote, Uri when Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing and shelling, targeting forward Indian posts and civilians area on March 10.

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The injured were rushed to local hospital from where Khatana was referred to S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), Soura, where he succumbed today.

Majority residents in border areas have shifted to safer places, fearing more shelling from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK).

However, the residents alleged that despite assurance, the government has failed to construct underground bunkers in border areas, where they could take shelter in case of Pakistan shelling.