Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Ashmuqam area of Anantnag district following information about presence of militants in the area, a police official said. The official said as the security forces were going about their job, a group of around 100 persons resorted to stone-pelting at them.
"The security forces fired few rounds in self defence, resulting in injuries to two persons who have been referred to hospitals in Srinagar for treatment," he said.

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