DIG South Kashmir hit by bullet, got injured

Srinagar: In the ongoing encounter, DIG South Kashmir, Amit Kumar has been critically injured after he was hit by a bullet in Pingleena area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, India Today reported.

The media reported that bullet fired by the militants hit the leg of DIG, adding, he has been removed to 92 base hospital.

Earlier, a lieutenant colonel and two other army soldiers were injured in fresh firing in an ongoing encounter.

So far, two militants and four soldiers including an officer of Major rank were killed and three other soldiers injured during the initial phase of the firefight.

A civilian Mushtaq Ahmad Bhat (46) was also killed during the gunfight. Sources said that there was a lull for some time before fresh firing started in which an army Lieutenant colonel and two soldiers were injured and they were evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital at Badamibagh here.

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