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Kashmir: Militant killed, two jawans injured in an encounter

The gunfight was triggered this morning in the Doubjan forest area of Shopian, some 60 km from Srinagar, when a joint team of the police, CRPF and Army launched a search operation following intelligence inputs regarding presence of militants in the area
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A militant was killed and two soldiers were injured in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian district, the Army said on Monday.

The militant, identified as Waseem Ahmed Khanday, resident of Zrakan Kellar, had taken up arms during the unrest and had snatched a rifle from a personal security officer of a former member of the Legislative Council (MLC) and Communist party leader Abdul Rehman Tukroo in Shopian on September 28.

The gunfight was triggered this morning in the Doubjan forest area of Shopian, some 60 km from Srinagar, when a joint team of the police, CRPF and Army launched a search operation following intelligence inputs regarding presence of militants in the area.

“As the cordon was being tightened, holed-up militants fired on the forces, which was retaliated triggering a gun battle. One militant was neutralised and one of the Army jawans sustained injuries,” a police officer said.

Two soldiers were killed on Sunday after the Pakistani army had opened fire in a bid to facilitate two infiltration bids along the Line of Control in Krishna Ghati and Poonch sectors of Poonch district, the army had said.

In last two weeks, eight soldiers have been killed in Pakistani firing. Eight civilians were killed in firing by Pakistan across the International Border and Line of Control last week.

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