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Army’s assault dog, injured during encounter, succumbs

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Srinagar: Army’s assault dog ‘Zoom’, who was critically injured early this week during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Anantnag district, succumbed here on Thursday, officials said.

The officials said Zoom was under treatment at Advance Field Veterinary Hospital (AFVH) here, but succumbed around noon.

“Zoom’s condition was improving and the canine was responding well to the treatment. The dog looked fine till around noon after which it suddenly started gasping and soon collapsed,” the officials said.

Zoom was two years and one month old Malinois or Belgian shepherd breed who was active in the service for the last eight months, they said.

“The canine was a highly trained, ferocious, and committed. Had been trained to locate and bring down terrorists,” they added.

Zoom was injured in the encounter in Tangpawa area of the south Kashmir district on Monday.

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