Srinagar: A non-local labourer was injured critically on Wednesday morning after government forces and militants engaged in a brief gunfight in a Pulwama village of south Kashmir.
Reports said that patrolling party of Army’s 55 RR was passing through Hajidarpora area of Pulwama district when militants attacked them.
“The soldiers retaliated, triggering off a brief exchange of fire,” they said.
In the incident, a non-local suffered critical bullet injuries in his head and was shifted to a nearby hospital, they said.
SSP Pulwama Chandan Kohli confirmed to GNS that there was some exchange of fire between Army and militants in Hajidarpora.
He also said that a non-local received a bullet in his head during the gunfight.
SSP identified the injured as Arjun Kumar and said that he was referred from district hospital Pulwama to Srinagar hospital in a critical condition.
Meanwhile, the entire area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers. (GNS)