Pakherpora: Civilian injured, most of Pulwama, Budgam closes

SRINAGAR: A young man is reported injured as a mixed column of police, CRPF and army are fighting a gun battle with the militants, reports from Budgam said.

Confirming the injury, a senior police officer identified him as Sayar Ahmad. “He has received an injury in his mouth but he is stable,” the officer said. “It is a bullet that seemingly has touched it.” The injured was evacuated to the hospital and later referred to Srinagar.

Police said the operation was the outcome of a specific information that at least three militants were hiding in the Futlipora village. These include two foreigners and a local, they said.

The entire belt surrounding the spot of teh encounter has voluntarily closed. These include the areas falling in Budgam and Pulwama districts. Already, Rajpora – the closet area to teh spot, was tensed over the mass marshalling of teh youth by the army on Sunday. Authorities have shut the internet services in the area.

(Photo used in the story is not directly linked to the event)

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