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Three civilians injured in blast near Army camp in Sopore

Three youth were injured in a blast that occurred on Sunday near an Army camp in Pazalpora Hardshiva village of Sopore in north Kashmir’s

Out of the three injured in the explosion, one youth is said to be in a critical condition.

The injured – identified as Saahil Rashid Lone, Aakash Reyaz Bhat and Shakir Hussain Dar – were shifted to SDH Sopore. Saahil was later shifted to SMHS Srinagar for advanced treatment.

The cause for the explosion is yet to be ascertained and neither has any terror outfit claimed responsibility for it.

The development comes in the wake of the encounter that concluded earlier today in Tral, in which two militants were successfully neutralised.

“We have killed 2 terrorists, one of them is a Pakistani. It was a joint op by J&K police and security forces. Unfortunately we lost a jawan,” said the DGP of JK Police SP Vaid.

A wreath laying ceremony was held for Constable Manzoor Ahmed who lost his life in the encounter.

The Army had launched a cordon and search in Tral at around 6:30 pm on Saturday on the basis of information of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in Srinagar.

The area was sealed and security forces zeroed in on the house where the terrorists were holed up. The hiding terrorist opened fire on the forces, triggering an encounter.

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