Srinagar: Army on Friday said that a youth was critically injured in firing by ‘militants’ ‘500-600 meters’ outside its camp at Chattergam in central Kashmir’s Budgam district.
“In a case of (militant) committed atrocity, Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora was shot at by the (militants), 500-600 metres away from Army Camp at Chattergam. When the Army troops heard sound of firing, the Quick Reaction Team immediately rushed towards the direction of fire to find out what was happening,” said PRO defense Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement.
“When the party reached the spot, they saw Ishafaq (Ahmad Ganie son of Nazir Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora Khanda) in a pool of blood. He had bullet injuries, one in head and the other in leg and was immediately taken to Chattergam hospital from where doctors shifted him to SMHS,” he said, adding, “the reports of individual lobbing the grenade on Army Camp and Army retaliation are completely baseless.” (GNS)