Anantnag gunfight; Police version

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Srinagar:  Pursuing credible leads about the presence of militants in Khiram area of Sirigufwara in District Anantnag, a search was launched by a joint team of Army, CRPF and Police in morning hours today in the area, police said on Friday.

As the joint patrol made an advance towards the suspected house, militants hiding inside fired indiscriminately on the forces personnel due to which a policeman Ashiq Hussain and a civilian identified as Mohammad Yousuf Rather, aged 53 son of Gull Mohammad Rather resident of Nowshahar Khiram, got injured and succumbed to their injuries, police said in a statement.

Consequently some more civilians also got injured and were shifted to hospital.

Incriminating material & huge quantity of ammunition was also seized from the site of encounter.