Shopian boy injured in explosion, succumbs

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Srinagar: A 10-year-old boy who was seriously wounded in an explosion at the site of gunfight in Chaigund village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district last week succumbed to injuries on Thursday.
With the death of the said boy, five civilians have been killed in a week in the southern Shopian district.
Musharraf Fayaz son of Fayaz Ahmad Najar, resident of Daramdore village suffered critical injuries in his head and face on Jan 25 after a shell exploded at the encounter site while a group of people were clearing the debris of the house which was razed to ground by the forces during the gunfight.
The minor succumbed to injuries in the wee hours today after battling for life for nearly six days at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) Soura.
Police sources confirmed that the minor boy succumbed to injuries today morning.
On Jan 24, two local militants, Firdous Ahmad and Sameer Ahmad, were killed in an encounter while 17 years old civilian Shakir Ahmad Mir died and two girls were injured at Chaigund Audoo Shopian.
Police said that Shakir and the girls were caught in cross firing.
On Jan 27, two youth Javed Ahmad Bhat, 20, and Suhail Javed Lone, 24, died in army firing while Rayees Ahmad Ganie of Narpora succumbed to injuries yesterday.