Four civilians injured near encounter site in Shopian, South Kashmir

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By Fast Kashmir on 02/05/2018.

Four civilians injured near encounter site in Shopian, South Kashmir
Srinagar, May 02: At least four youth were injured during protests near encounter site in Turkawangam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday. Among one is believed critically injured.
According to the eyewitnesses, government forces fired live ammunition, pellets and teargas to disperse protesters near the gunfight site who had come to help the trapped militants.
Reports reaching Kashmir News Bureau (KNB) that a number of youth took to streets and clashed with the forces to disrupt the anti-militant operation.
The injured were shifted to district hospital Shopian for treatment. “Three among the injured have suffered bullet injuries. One of them, identified as Inayat, has suffered serious injuries,” said a hospital source.
Earlier, an official said a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) cordoned off Turkiwangam village after inputs about the presence of some militants in the area.
The hiding militants, believed to be three in number, opened fire on the approaching forces’ personnel, triggering a gunfight.
The gunfight was going one at the time this report was filed. (KNB)