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Five security men injured in gunfight in Srinagar

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Five security men were injured on Saturday in an ongoing gunfight between militants and security forces on the outskirts of city.

Police sources said the five security personnel, including a soldier, a (CRPF) trooper and three policemen, were injured in the fighting in Mujgund area.

"The injured men have been shifted to a hospital," an said.

Locals said three houses in the area had been damaged in the fighting.

The fight started after the security forces surrounded Mujgund area following information that militants were hiding there.

"As the cordon was tightened, the militants opened fire, triggering an encounter," a said.



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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 22:00 IST