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Army patrol attacked by militants in Pulwama

Srinagar: Suspected militants today shot at and injured a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police said.

Unidentified militants fired upon Mohammad Amin Malik near his residence in the Lurgam area of Tral in the south Kashmir district, a police official said.

He said Malik received gunshot wounds and was rushed to a hospital.

A case has been registered and investigation initiated, the official said.

Meanwhile, militants today hurled a petrol bomb and fired indiscriminately at an Army patrol party in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.

No loss of life has been reported.

A petrol bomb was hurled upon a cordon and search operation (CASO) party of 44 Rashtriya Rifles followed by indiscriminate firing by militants between the area of Gad-Bough and Armullah in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district, a police official said.

He said the forces’ party was coming from Sugan area of the neighbouring Shopian district after commencing a CASO and were moving towards their camp in Ahgam.

The forces’ party retaliated, the official said.

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