Four injured by a wild animal in Kashmir

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Srinagar May 16 (UNI) At least four people were injured when they were attacked by a wild animal in south Kashmir, official sources said today.

They said a wild animal appeared at village Lelhar in Pulwama district of south Kashmir when people were busy in their routine work.

However, before the people could safe themselves the wild animal attacked and injured four of them.

The other villagers, however, rescued the injured and shifted them to hospital.

They said the animal went back into the forest area.

The animal-man conflict in the Kashmir valley has claimed more than 50 lives during the past five months.

The villagers in retaliation also killed about half a dozen wild animals who had come down from the forest because of heaviest snowfall in 20 years in January this year.

UNI BAS NY HT1926

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