Anantnag: A 35-year-old civilian was shot at by unidentified gunmen in Tral area of south Kashmir’s Pulwama district Wednesday evening.
The injured has been identified as Lateed Ahmad Ganaie, son of Abdul Jabbar Ganaie, a resident of Nowpora village in Tral in police district Awantipora.
Ganaie is an employee of the Power Development Department (PDD).
As per police reports the incident took place at about 8:15 PM.
“He was returning home from somewhere when the gunmen opened fire at him, a little distance from his home,” a senior police official said.
He said that Ganaie was immediately rushed to the Primary Health Centre (PHC) in Awantipora and then to Srinagar for specialised treatment.
“We are trying to get information on his condition,” the police official said.
Following the shootout, security forces cordoned off the area and searches were carried out to try and nab the attackers, who had managed to flee by then.