Seven injured after protesters clash with forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian

Seven injured after protesters clash with forces in south Kashmir’s Shopian

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SRINAGAR: Earlier, a brief gunfight broke out in Laddi Imam Sahib village after militants fired upon army soldiers and Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel during a search operation in Laddi Imamsahab village around 7 am.

At least seven persons were injured in clashes with the government forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Sunday.

Earlier, a brief gunfight broke out in Laddi Imam Sahib village after militants fired upon army soldiers and Special Operations Group (SOG) personnel during a search operation in Laddi Imamsahab village around 7 am.

Reports said that the militants believed to be two to three in number managed to escape following the brief shootout.

Soon after the news about the gunfight spread, the people of the area and its adjoining areas took to streets and pelted the forces with stones.

The police and paramilitary CRPF used tear smoke shells and fired pellets to disperse the protesting people, they said.

At least seven persons received injuries in the forces’ action, GNS news agency reported.

Among the injured three persons with pellet wounds received at Zainpora hospital while two with pellet inuuries in eyes were brought to district hospital Shopian where from there were referred to Srinagar for specialised treatment.__GK News

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