Srinagar: One among the armed forces personnel injured in the ‘grenade attack’ carried by militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district has died, sources said on Wednesday.

In a first militant attack this year, four armed forces personnel were injured, one of them seriously, in Shamsipora area along the Srinagar-Jammu highway in the Kulgam district.

Soon after the attack, the injured were removed to an army hospital in Srinagar and the critically injured personnel among the four succumbed to his injuries, news agency GNS reported quoting sources.

Earlier, the army’s initial assessment said that it was a grenade blast in which four armed forces personnel were injured.

“(Militants) lobbed a grenade on Army’s Road Opening Party during the sanitisation drill at 1015 hours today in general area Shamshipura, Khanabal, Kulgam. Four soldiers sustained splinter injuries and were provided first aid and later evacuated to 92 Base Hospital,” a Srinagar based army spokesman said in a statement “Details to follow,” he added.

 

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