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Four Wounded Near Gunfight Site In Shopian, One Critical

SRINAGAR, MAY 02: Four youth were injured, one of them critically, in clashes with the government forces near the site of a gunfight in Turkawangam village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Wednesday.

Reports said that youth took to streets and clashed with the forces to disrupt the anti-militant operation.

Four youth were injured after forces fired live ammunition, pellets and teargas at the protesters near the gunfight site.

The injured were shifted to district hospital Shopian for treatment. “Three among the injured have suffered bullet injuries. One of them, identified as Inayat Ahmad Malla of Maldera Shopian, has suffered serious injuries,” said a hospital source. He said the injured youth was shifted to a hospital in Srinagar for specialized treatment.

Earlier, an official said a joint team of army and Special Operations Group (SOG) cordoned off Turkawangam 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.

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