Dooru Anantnag Encounter: Cop, Soldier Injured

Srinagar, Dec 29 : A policeman and an army soldier were injured in a gunfight in Dooru area of south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday evening.

A police official told GNS the firefight erupted in Nowgam Shahabad, Dooru and ensued after militants fired upon a joint team of police, army’s 19 RR and 164 battalion CRPF while they were laying a cordon-and-search operation amid presence of the militants in the area.

“Encounter has started at Nowgam Shahabad, Dooru area of Anantnag. In the initial firing, 01 police personnel got injured and was shifted to hospital,” police said in a tweet. “Police & SFs are on the job. Further details shall follow.”

Sources told GNS that a soldier of 19RR was also injured in the shootout. (GNS)

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