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Gunfight rages in Pattan, army officer injured

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Srinagar: An army officer was injured during an ongoing gunfight in Yadipora area of Pattan in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

Official sources said that officer belonging to 29 RR was injured in initial exchange of gun fire Pattan. Soon after the incident, the officer was evacuated to army’s 92 Base hospital for the treatment.

Official sources added that militants are hiding in a three-storey residential house and firing from both the sides is going on.

The gunfight began after a joint team of Police, Army’s RR 29 and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora.

As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them triggering a gunfight.

 

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