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2 civilians injured in clashes in Shopian

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Srinagar, Aug 10: Two civilians were injured, one of them critically, in a clash with government forces during a cordon and search operation against militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district today, police said.

Government forces launched a operation at Tangwari Tukra village early this morning after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the forces started the search operation, a large number of people assembled and started hurling stones at them, he said.

He said they used force to disperse the protestors during which two people – Fayaz Ahmad Padder and Jehangir Ahmad Bhat – were injured.

Reports said that Padder, a resident of Poterwal village, received a bullet in his abdomen. He was shifted to District Hospital Pulwama, wherefrom he was later referred to SMHS Hospital in Srinagar for specialised treatment, they said.

The search operation was underway when  reports last came in.

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