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One soldier martyred, six militants killed in Kashmir's Shopian encounter

Yadav had suffered grievous injuries during a gun battle with three militants in Handew area of Shopian on Thursday

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Shopian encounter in Jammu and Kashmir
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An Army jawan, who was injured in an encounter with militants in district of Jammu and Kashmir, has succumbed, police said.

"The injured has succumbed at the hospital and attained martyrdom," a police spokesman said.

Yadav had suffered grievous injuries during a gun battle with three militants in Handew area of on Thursday. All the three ultras were killed.

The spokesman identified the slain militants as Yawar Ahmad Dar, Shakeel Ahmad Dar and Ishtiyaq Bhat. They were affiliated with proscribed terror outfit

"As per police records, Yawar Dar was involved in planning and executing series of terror attacks in the area and many other civilian atrocities. He was involved in the terror attack on Zainpora Police Guard last year in which four policemen were martyred," he said.

Six militants and a civilian were killed in two encounters in and districts in the state on Thursday. Two soldiers including Yadav were also killed in the operations.

First Published: Fri, May 17 2019. 05:00 IST
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