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2 Soldiers and 1 Terrorist Killed in Kashmir Encounter, 6 Others Injured

First published: February 14, 2017, 10:10 AM IST | Updated: 0 mins ago

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Srinagar: Two Soldiers and one terrorist were killed following an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Tuesday. Six other security personnel were injured in the encounter.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Parray Mohalla in Hajin area of the district this morning following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants in the area, a police official said.

He said while the forces were conducting the search operation, they were fired upon by the terrorists who were hiding in the area, triggering an encounter.

Firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding that further details were awaited.

This comes after four Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed in a pre-dawn encounter that also left two Army men and two civilians dead at a village in south Kashmir on February 12.

Three army personnel, including an officer, were also injured in the operation.

(With PTI inputs)