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6 soldiers injured in gun battle in Kashmir’s Shopian, militants likely trapped

Police said three militants are believed to be holed up inside Awanira village.

india Updated: Aug 12, 2017 22:24 IST
HT Correspondent
Kashmir has been witnessing violent protests and clashes since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last year.
Kashmir has been witnessing violent protests and clashes since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last year. (Representational Photo)

Six soldiers injured, one of them is critical, in an exchange of fire between security forces and militants in south Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday evening, a police official said.

Police said three militants are believed to be holed up inside Awanira village.

“Cordon at Awanira in Shopian. Some exchange of fire,” Jammu and Kashmir police Twitter handle wrote.

More details are awaited.

Since July 30, 14 militants have been killed in encounters with security forces in Kashmir. Five other infiltrators were gunned down along the LoC by the army in Machil sector on August 7.

The state has been witnessing violent protests and clashes since the death of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani last year in July.

Petrol bomb attack in Srinagar

One person was injured when a petrol bomb was thrown at Badyari Chowk in Srinagar, police said.

“One person identified as Imtiyaz Ahmed got injured,” a police spokesperson said.

Ahmed has been admitted in SMHS hospital in the city Srinagar and his condition is stable.

A search is on for the attackers and further details awaited.