J&K: 3 soldiers, civilian wounded in ongoing Anantnag operation

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Srinagar, June 3 (UNI) Three soldiers and a civilian were injured in the ongoing anti militancy operation in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said on Friday.

They said a gun battle erupted between militants and security forces at Rishipora during a cordon and a search operation in the area following an input about the presence of militants in the area.

“As the joint team of security forces cordoned the suspected spot, the hiding terrorists opened fire on them triggering a gun battle. In the initial exchange of fire, three army personnel and one civilian got injured,” a police spokesman said .

He said all the injured were immediately airlifted to Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar for treatment and are stated to be stable.

Police said the operation in the area is still going on.

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