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Army soldier, cop injured in ongoing Sopore gunfight

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Srinagar, Aug 3: An army soldier and a policeman were injured in ongoing gunfight at Drusoo village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

SSP Javid Iqbal told GNS that the soldier and the cop sustained injures in fresh exchange of gunfight at Drusoo village of Bahrampora in Watergam.

He said that both the injured have been evacuated and taken to hospital for treatment.

Earlier, SSP had said that a militant has been killed in the operation.

He had said that a cordon-and-search operation was launched at Drusoo village following specific information about the presence of two militants inside a residential house last night.

As the searches were underway, the hiding militants opened fire upon the forces triggering off a gunfight, he had said.

The gunfight continued intermittently till wee hours today, he said.

“So far one militant has been killed during the operation,” SSP had said, adding that fresh exchange of firing resumed at around 9:15 am.

Meanwhile, sources identified the slain militant as Reyaz Ahmad of Naseerabad Sopore while as another one trapped militant is said to be Khursheed Ahmad Malik son of Ghulam Nabi Malik of Arabal Nikas, Pulwama who was missing since Tuesday morning. (GNS)

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