Shopian Encounter: After 2 Civilians, Soldier Injured

Srinagar : A soldier was injured in an ongoing encounter with militants in Pandoshan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Monday, officials said.

“One Soldier has also got injured. He has been shifted to hospital for treatment. Further details shall follow,” police said in a tweet.

Earlier two civilians were injured, one of them critically, amid gunfight which started after police and army launched a joint cordon-and-search operation in the area.

“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.”

In another tweet, police said both the injured civilians have been airlifted to Srinagar hospital for advanced treatment.

Meanwhile, there was brief encounter between militants and government forces in Shirmal Zainapora Shopian.

After day-long searches did not culminate into fresh firelight, the cordon-and-search-operation was called off, sources said. (GNS)

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