Shootout in Muzaffarabad, 9 cops injured

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MUZAFFARABAD: At least nine police personnel were injured in a shoot out near the capital of Pakistani controlled part of Kashmir, reports said on Saturday.

Giving details police said two armed men in an exchange of fire with the police near here injured nine police officers at separate locations.

The two assailants were identified as Zaheer Hussain and Nazir. One of the assailants was killed while the other was injured. They had allegedly killed a man in Garhi Habibullah and were on the run.

In the first incident, the two armed men had fired at a police mobile injuring two police officers. The incident took place in Shaheed Gali.

Separately, the same men opened fire at a police blockade closer to the city injuring seven other police officers.

The injured were taken to a local hospital for medical assistance and police cordoned off the area.

It was reported that one of the injured was in critical condition.

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