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Trooper killed, civilian injured in J&K gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

A CRPF trooper was killed and a civilian injured in a gunfight on Saturday between a group of militants and the security forces in and Kashmir's district, police said.

of 182 battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force, was killed in the gun battle with four to six militants holed up in a house in Wagum village.

The house owner was injured in the firing exchange. He received on his shoulder and was said to be out of danger.

"In order to avoid civilian casualties, the security forces used extreme restrain," a said, adding the militants taking advantage of the darkness managed to escape.

The gunfight had started after a joined team of the Rashtriya Rifles, of state police and the paramilitary troop launched a search and flush out operation, following information of militant presence.

As the security forces tightened the cordon, hiding militants fired at them triggering the encounter.

Scattered incidents of stone pelting was reported in the vicinity. Fearing an escalation the security forces abandoned the cordon and in the area.

Authorities have suspended in to check spread of rumours. between Baramulla town and Bannihal town of region have also been suspended for the day.



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First Published: Sat, May 12 2018. 08:24 IST