Army officer among two injured in ongoing Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: Two army soldiers including an officer were injured in an ongoing encounter in Kundalan area of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Tuesday.

A police official told that the two army soldiers including a JCO suffered bullet injuries during the gunfight. Both the injured were evacuated to army’s 92 base hospital, Badamibagh, Srinagar for treatment.

Earlier, the joint team of army’s 34 RR, SOG and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search operation at Kundalan which resulted into the encounter.

Soon after the encounter, the people of the area mostly youth took to streets and pelted stones on the forces. The forces used tear smoke shells and pellets to disperse them.

When reports last came in the clashes amid the firefight was going on. (GNS)


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