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2 civilians injured, one critical in Shopian encounter

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SRINAGAR: Two civilians were injured, one of the critically, amid a gunfight between militants and a joint team of police and army in the Pandoshan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday.

“Encounter has started at Pandoshan area of #Shopian. Police and security forces are on the job. Further details shall follow” police said in a tweet. “During initial cordon & search operation, (militants) fired upon civilians and tried to escape, in which two civilians got injured. Both the injured shifted to hospital. One of them is critical,” police said in a tweet. “Cordon strengthened, details shall follow.”

Meanwhile, there was a brief encounter between militants and government forces in Shirmal Zainapora Shopian.
After day-long searches did not culminate in fresh firelight, the cordon-and-search operation was called off, sources said. (GNS)

 

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