Man critically injured in Chattergam firing incident; army claims militants fired at him

Man critically injured in Chattergam firing incident; army claims militants fired at him

Srinagar: A man was critically injured in a firing incident in Chattergam area of central Kashmir’s Budgam district on Friday, even as the army claimed that he was shot at by the militants near an army camp.
However, army refuted the report, claiming that Ganie was shot at by the militants “500-600 metres away from army camp at Chhatargam”.
“Ishfaq Ahmad Ganie of Magraypora was shot at by the terrorists, 500-600 metres away from Army Camp at Chhatargam,” said Srinagar-based defence PRO, in a statement.
“When the Army troops heard sound of firing, the Quick Reaction Team immediately rushed towards the direction of fire to find out what was happening. When the party reached the spot, they saw Ishfaq in a pool of blood. He had bullet injuries, one in head and the other in leg and was immediately taken to Chhatargam hospital from where doctors shifted him to SMHS,” said the spokesman.
“The reports of individual lobbing the grenade on Army Camp and Army retaliation are completely baseless,” he said.

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