Shepherd killed in explosion near Army firing range

TNN Bureau. Updated: 3/13/2018 1:35:27 AM Front Page

SRINAGAR: A shepherd was killed today in a blast near an Army firing range in Awantipora area of Pulwama district.
Ashiq Hussain Chopan (25) was grazing his livestock when he came into contact with some object that exploded and injured him severely in Jawbara, near the firing range of the Army's Victor Force, a police official said.
He said Chopan was rushed to the nearest sub-district hospital, where he succumbed to injuries.

Police has taken cognisance of the matter and is in the process of ascertaining the cause of the explosion, he said.

“In this connection under relevant sections of law a case has been initiated for investigation,” he added.

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