Srinagar: A 25-year old Army man was shot dead by suspected militants at Pingleena village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday afternoon.
Reports reaching GNS said that the soldier Ashiq Hussain of Jakli son of Mohd Yousuf Naik was shot at by the masked gunmen believed to be militants outside his home at Naik Mohalla in Pingleena village this afternoon.
A police officer while confirming it told GNS that the soldier was immediately evacuated to the nearby hospital where doctors declared him brought dead on arrival.
Soon after the incident a joint team of army and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area to nab the assailants. (GNS)