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CRPF man injured in Cherar-e-Sharief gunfight

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Srinagar: A paramilitary CRPF personnel was injured in an encounter between militants and security forces in Budgam district of central Kashmir on Monday, police said.

The security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nawad area of Charar-e-Sharief in the central Kashmir district after receiving information about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

As the forces were searching the area, the militants fired upon them, injuring a CRPF personnel. The forces retaliated, ensuing an encounter, the official said.

The exchange of firing was going on, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

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