Two civilians injured during Awantipora gunfight

Pulwama: Two civilians have suffered gunshot wounds during an encounter that broke out between militants and government forces in Awantipora area of south Kashmir on Tuesday, police said.

The identity and condition of the civilians were not immediately known.

An official said that two militants hiding in a residential house in Dogripora village fired upon a joint team of 55 RR and SOG which had laid a search operation in the area.

The exchange of gunfire had stopped at the time of filing of this report.

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