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2 soldiers, militant killed in J&K gunfight

IANS  |  Srinagar 

Two soldiers and a militant were killed on Tuesday during a gun battle in and Kashmir's district during a conrdon and search operation, police said.

The encounter began earlier when the holed up militants in Ratnipora village fired at the security forces. "In the initial firing exchanges three soldiers were injured. They were immediately shifted to army's base hospital here," the said.

"However, Sepoy Baljeet Singh of Rashtriya Rifles and Naik Saneed of 10 para regiment succumbed to their injuries, while Havaldar Chander Pal was still at the hospital.

"A militant has so far been neutralised," the said, adding that at least two more militants were still hiding and firing from both sides was still going on.

As news about the gun battle spread, youth in the area engaged in clashes with the security forces to disrupt the operation.

Mobile in the district was suspended. between the Bannihal town of region and the Valley have also been suspended for the day.

--IANS

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 11:14 IST
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