Kupwara man injured during cross LOC firing dies

Kupwara, Aug 13: A 55-year-old man on Thursday died at a hospital here, a week after he was injured in shelling along Line of Control in Kupwara district.

Official sources said that the man, Mahommad Yakoob Mir (55) son of Barkatullah Mir of Kachatiya Baghbeela Tanghdar succumbed to the injuries at SKIMS Soura here early morning. Mir had suffered forehead splinter injury, they said.

Mir along with two other persons were referred to the tertiary care hospital from Kupwara after getting critically injured as India and Pakistan troops exchanged fire and mortar shells along the Line of Control in Kupwara district on August 6. On the same day, Mohammad Arif from Shamspora, succumbed to the injuries. In all six civilians, one of them a woman, were injured and three of the critically wounded were shifted to SKIMS for the advanced treatment, they added. (GNS)

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