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One dead, 3 civilians injured in J-K’s Shopian encounter

SNS | New Delhi |

A civilian died while three others were injured were injured in cross-firing between security forces and militants in the ongoing encounter at Turkwangam, in Shopian of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday.

According to the police, one of the injured civilian identified as Inayat who sustained an injury in cross firing and is being treated at a hospital in Srinagar.

Doctors in Shopian district hospital said four civilians had reported with injuries at the hospital.

Stone pelting mobs assembled in at the encounter spot and tried to disrupt the operation of the security forces.

Several miscreants were injured as the police fired teargas shells to disperse them. The area is under the cordon of security forces.

The encounter broke out between security forces and militants when the Army cordoned the area in the afternoon.

A Joint team of Army, CRPF and J&K Police was on the job. More details were awaited.

Internet services have been snapped in south Kashmir again as security sources said top militant commander Saddam Paddar is among the holed-up militants where the gunfight is still on.

(with input from agencies)