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Civilian injured in ongoing encounter in Sopore

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Srinagar:  One civilian was injured during an ongoing encounter in north Kashmir’s Sopore on Thursday evening.

Quoting officials, news agency KNO reported that a civilian identified as Farooq Ahmed Dar received a bullet injury in his shoulder during an ongoing operation at Check Mohalla Nowpora in Sopore.

The injured was shifted to a nearby health facility and his condition is stated to be stable.

Earlier, a gunfight broke out between terrorists and security forces in Check Mohalla Nowpora area of north Kashmir’s Sopore district on Thursday, police said.

“An encounter has started at Check Mohalla Nowpora in the area of PD (police district) Sopore,” the Jammu and Kashmir Police (Kashmir Zone) said in a post on X.

The operation is currently underway, the police said.

Further details were awaited.

This is the second gunfight in two days in the northern region of Kashmir. On Wednesday, a gunfight had taken place in Renji Forest area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora area where two army personnel sustained injuries.

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