Four journalists injured near Shopian gunfight site

Srinagar

Four journalists were hospitalised on Tuesday after they suffered pellet injuries while covering the gunfight in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

Reports said that three photojournalists that include Waseem Andrabi, Junaid Gulzar, Mir Burhan, and a reporter Nisar ul Haq, received pellet injuries on face and neck when they were covering the gunfight.

All the injured media men were later shifted to a nearby hospital for the treatment.

Earlier, two militants were killed in an ongoing gunfight after a joint team of army’s 44RR, 23Para and SOG launched cordon and search operation in Heff Shirmal after having credible input about the presence of some militants in the area.

As the forces intensified the searches, the militants opened fire on them triggering off a gunfight, they said. An official said that two militants were killed in a gunfight so far. “Their identities and affiliations are being ascertained,” he added. The authorities have snapped mobile Internet service in the area.

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