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J&K encounter: 2 militants, civilian killed in Shopian

Press Trust of India  |  Srinagar 

Two militants and a civilian were killed and 21 others, including a jawan, injured in Jammu and Kashmir's district where an encounter took place between terrorists and security forces, police said.

The bodies of the militants were recovered from the at Kundullan village in the district, a said.

Security forces launched a cordon and in the village early this morning following information about the presence of militants there, a said.

He said the turned into an encounter after the militants opened fire on the security forces, who retaliated.

The said a jawan was injured in the exchange of fire with the militants.

Some people had assembled near the and indulged in stone-pelting on security forces, who were engaged in an anti-militancy operation, he said.

Tamsheel of Vehil in died after suffering during the clashes, another said.

Twenty others were injured, of which eight were referred to hospitals here for specialised treatment, he said.

Security forces had to take action to chase away the protestors, the official said.

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First Published: Tue, July 10 2018. 16:55 IST