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CRPF personnel injured in gunfight in south Kashmir’s Tral

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Srinagar: A Central Reserve Police Force personnel was injured in a gunfight with the militants in Aripal village of Tral in south Kashmir’s Pulwama Saturday.

A police official who asked not to be named as he was not authorised to speak to the media said that a CRPF man was hit by a bullet during the gunfight.

“Searches are going on in the area,” he said.

The gunfight broke out early today after the forces launched a cordon-and-search-operation in the area following a tip-off about the presence of militants.

“As the forces approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants opened fire, triggering a gunfight,” said an official.

Witnesses said that the house in which the militants were hiding was set ablaze by the forces.

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