Pulwama encounter: Injured army jawan dies in hospital

Srinagar: An Army jawan, injured in a gunfight with militants, on Friday succumbed to injuries here, official sources said.

Sepoy Shayam Singh was one of the two army personnel injured in an encounter with militants at Indergam village, 40 kms from here, in Pulwama district on April 30, they said.

They said Singh, who was undergoing treatment at 92 base hospital at Badamibagh headquarters here, breathed his last this morning.

Troops of 55 Rashtriya Rifles had launched a cordon- cum-search operation at around 4.00 am when they were fired upon by the militants.

The militants, involved in the gunfight, had managed to escape.