Two injured as security forces fire in Kashmir

Srinagar: Two people were injured when security personnel opened fire at protesters in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday after being attacked by people while laying a cordon to trap separatist guerrillas.

A senior police officer said two people were injured, one of them seriously, in Ashmuqam (Pahalgam) village when security forces fired at a group of protesters who attacked them.

It occurred when the security forces were laying a cordon following specific information about hiding guerrillas there.

"The injured have been shifted to hospital for treatment. Senior army and civil administration officials have rushed to the spot to take stock of the situation", the officer said.

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