Soldier Injured In Ongoing Chrar-e-Sharif Encounter

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Twin Militant Attacks In Srinagar, Anantnag

Srinagar: An army man was injured Monday in an ongoing gunfight between state forces and militants in Chrar-e- Sharif area of Central Kashmir’s Budgam district, prompting authorities to snap internet services in the district.

According to the officials, army’s 53 RR, special operations group (SOG) of police and CRPF181 Batallion launched a cordon and search operation in Nowhar of Chrar-e-Sharif after receiving inputs about the presence of militants in the village.

As the joint team started advances, the militants hiding in the village opened fire upon them in a bid to break the cordon. In the initial exchange of fire, the official said a soldier was injured. He said the injured soldier was removed to army’s 92 base Badami Bagh hospital for treatment.

“The joint team retailed after coming under fire from the militants. The exchange of fire continued for some time,” the official said.

He said that the intermittent exchange of fire was going on.

According to news agency GNS, the internet service has been snapped across Budgam district as a precautionary measure.

Meanwhile, suspected militants on Monday evening attacked a CRPF party with an Under Barrel Grenade launcher in Arwani area of Anantnag district.

The device missed the target and there was no loss of life or injury reported in the incident, officials said.

Soon after the attack whole area has been cordoned off to nab the attackers.

Earlier in the day, suspected militants attacked a road opening party from 110 battalion CRPF in Nowgam area of Srinagar district.

However there was no loss of life or injury reported even as whole area was cordoned off to nab the attackers. When this report was filed, no arrests were made anywhere.

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