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Umar Rashid

Srinagar, March 4: Army on Monday killed a leopard after it attacked a soldier at Pehlipora in Shopian district of South Kashmir.

Official sources said animal attacked an army patrol and injured one army soldier. Later Wildlife department took possession of carcass.

DFO wildlife Ifshana said: “We had deputed a team in the area for three days but we couldn’t trace the leopard. Today army personnel was attacked and in self-defence he opened the fire. Legal formalities are being done and carcass has been taken into custody.” (GNS)