Three civilians, two jawans injured in north Kashmir shootout

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Baramulla, Sep 17 (UNI) Three civilians and two security force jawans were injured in a shootout between militants and security forces at Sopore, in this north Kashmir district this afternoon.

Official sources said Special Operation Group (SOG) of Jammu and Kashmir police and Rashtriya Rifles (RR) launched a joint search operation at Machipora, Sopore, at 1200 hours.

However, when the area was being sealed, militants opened fire.

The fire was returned and in the ensuing gun battle, three civilians were injured.

The sources said two security jawans also received injuries in the exchange of fire.

The militants however, managed to escape, they said adding later security forces conducted searchs in the area for about three hours.

However, no one was arrested.

UNI

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