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2 army men killed, 3 injured in Shopian encounter

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two army men were killed and three others, including a captain, injured in an encounter with militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said tonight.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation today following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.


He said as the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened firing on them which was retaliated by the enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight.

Five soldiers were injured in the gun battle, he said, adding that they were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment, where two among them succumbed to their injuries.

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First Published: Sat, August 12 2017. 23:42 IST
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