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Policeman injured in Srinagar shoot-out dies

A constable was killed in a brief shoot-out between police and militants in the Soura area of Srinagar on Tuesday, officials said.

The militants fired on Constable Amir Hussain Lone of Kupwara at Balochipora in the Soura area during a cordon-and-search operation around 2.30 pm, they said.

Hussain sustained critical bullet injuries and was rushed to a hospital, where he died, a police official said.

As per the police officials, the constable, who had bullets injuries in the upper parts of the body including the neck, succumbed to the wounds.

The area has been cordoned off, and the search is going on, the official said.

Earlier, a police official had said that a constable named Imran was fired upon by militants during the search operation.

A senior doctor at SKIMS, Dr. G H Yatoo, also confirmed that the 30-year-old police personnel has died.

Earlier the police officer said that there was a brief shootout in which the policeman was critically injured and later shifted to nearby SKIMS Soura.

The officer said that the militant was also injured and probably escaped from the spot.

Meanwhile, he said, the whole area was been cordoned off and searches were launched by the team of armed forces.

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