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Army Major, Jawan Killed During Gunbattle With Militants in Kashmir's Shopian District

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In a separate encounter, two militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

Mufti Islah
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Srinagar: Two Army personnel, including a Major, were killed during a gunbattle with militants in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir early on Thursday.

A cordon and search operation was launched by Army in Zaipora area of Shopian during the night following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there, a police official said.

The militants opened fire at the search party killing two soldiers and injuring one. The injured jawan is undergoing treatment at Army’s 92 base hospital in Srinagar.

In a separate encounter, two militants were killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

"Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam this morning," another police official said.

PTI quoted the official as saying that one of the slain terrorists was involved in an attack on a bank cash van in the district on May 1 this year in which five policemen and two bank guards were killed.

The security forces have recovered two weapons from the site of the encounter, the official said.

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