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Shopian gunfight ends with killing of civilian, militants managed to escape

Shopian gunfight ends with killing of civilian, militants managed to escape
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Srinagar: Gunfight which erputed yesterday (Wednesday) in Pinjoora village of Shopian has ended with killing of one civilian.

Sources told that no militant body was recoverd from the encounter site and operation was called off after more than 18 hours.

Dozens of youth were injured during the intense clashes which broke shortly after forces cordoned off the area. Militants who were trapped managed to give slip to forces after intial breif exchange of fire however were again trapped ensuing to gunfight.

Sources told that firing stopped at evening and combing of the site was carried for hours however no dead body was recovered from the site.

Earlier sources told that One militant was killed in the said gunfight however no body was retreived.

Sources said that operation was called off after almost 18 hours.

One youth identified as Sajad Ahmad Parray from Badrahama Shopian was killed during clashes after hit with bullet. Dozens of others received pellet injuries. One Cowshed and Water Tanky has destroyed in the gunfight.

One army sepoy also got injured in the gunfight.

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