Civilian killed in Anantnag militant attack

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Anantang, Apr 26: A civilian was killed after militants opened fire on Government Forces in Anantnag district of south Kashmir.
Reports said that militants targeted Road Opening Party of CRPF on Pahalgam-Anantnag road near Lazibal. The gunshots created panic in busy town.
Witnesses said that CRPF retaliated and the exchange of fire continued for some time. A civilian identified as Shafaq Ahmed from Shopian district suffered injuries who was shifted to hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
A police official said that the wounded civilian succumbed to his injuries in the hospital. He identified the deceased youth as Shafaq Shabir, a BSc 2nd year student of Hergam Shopian.
He added that a search operation was launched after the attack; however, no arrests were made.