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Two injured in separate bear attacks

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KISHTWAR: Two persons were seriously injured when they were attacked by black bears outside their homes in separate incidents in Kishtwar district, officials said on Sunday.
Ghulam Hassain Chohan (60) and Bhabhi Chand (57) were returning home from their fields when they were attacked by the bears in Bhatta and Gawarin villages in the Chatroo area late Saturday. The animals fled into nearby forests after the attacks, they said.
The injured were rushed to the district hospital, from where Chand was referred to the Government Medical College (GMC) Hospital here for specialised treatment, they said.
Wildlife department officials visited both villages. Traps have been laid to capture the bears, according to the officials.

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