Nawa Kadal Gunfight: Third civilian succumbs to burn injuries

Srinagar: The death toll in a house collapse at Nawa Kadal gunfight site today mounted to three as one more youth succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital in Srinagar today afternoon.

Official sources identified the youth as Fayaz Ahmad Bhat, 35, son of Muhammad Hafeez Bhat of Jamalatta, Nawa Kadal, Srinagar, who breathed his last at SMHS hospital.

Earlier, today, A 65-year-old man injured in a house collapse at the encounter site in Nawa Kadal also succumbed to his injuries at SMHS hospital.

According to the reports, after ending their Ramzan fast, many people thronged the encounter site in Kani Mazar locality of Nawa Kadal where two Hizbul Mujahideen militants, including the groups commander Junaid Sehrai was killed in a 12-hour gunfight.

They said as the people were watching the devastation, a partially damaged old structure collapsed suddenly, leaving four persons wounded.

Earlier, on Wednesday, a minor boy injured in a house collapse also succumbed to his injuries.

In the gunfight, two militants including Hizbul Mujahideen’s divisional commander, Junaid Sehrai, were killed.

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