Civilian dies, militants manage to flee in Shopian

SRINAGAR — A civilian who was injured during the initial stage of encounter at Pandoshan area of Shopian has succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday morning.

An official told news agency Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that a civilian namely Shahid Gani Dar son of Abdul Gani Dar, resident of Pandoshan Shopian, has succumbed to his injuries at 92 Base Hospital Srinagar.

He said that on Monday evening, two civilians were injured during the initial exchange of fire. He added that both were airlifted to 92 Base Hospital Srinagar. However, Shahid succumbed while the condition of another civilian Shoaib Ahmad Mantoo and solider Sanjeev Das is said to be stable.

He added that the operation has been called off as militants have managed to escape during the initial stage of the encounter.

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