Shopian gunfight: 20 injured in clashes; 3 with pellet injuries referred to Srinagar

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Srinagar: Following the gunfight in Adkhara village of Shopian district, more than twenty persons have been injured in clashes with the government forces near the site of an encounter, on Friday, reports said.
As per the reports, three of the injured who  have received pellet injuries have  been referred to tertiary care hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment.

In a gunfight that started earlier in the morning,  three militants including Lateef Tiger, who was the only surviving militant of Burhan group was killed along with two of his associates.

The youth in the imam sahib area resorted to heavy stone-pelting with the government forces, to which the forces replied with heavy shelling leading to injuries to several youth.

Reports also said that the clashes took place in the main town Shopian, which was later shut.
The encounter started after a joint team of army’s 34 RR, CRPF and SOG launched a cordon-and-search operation at Adkhara village of Imam Sahab today early morning.

The two other slain militants were identified as Tariq Molvi of Moolu Chitragam and Shariq Ahmad Negroo of Chotigam, Shopian. “The trio was affiliated with Hizbul Mujahideen militant group.”

Witnesses said the government forces called off the operation following the killing of all the three militants hiding in the villa.

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