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2 militants, soldier killed in encounter in JK

05 December 2017, 02:34 | Myrtle Vega

Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K's Qazigund, gun battle currently underway

Terrorists attack Army convoy in J&K's Qazigund gun battle currently underway

"(An) army convoy on its way to Srinagar fired at by terrorists near Qazigund area at 1240 hrs.

Two militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter that raged after Lashkar-e-Toiba militants attacked an army convoy at Qazigund area on Srinagar-Jammu national highway in south Kashmir's Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday.

He said another soldier was injured in the firefight.

Director General of Police (DGP) DR S P Vaid said dead bodies of two militants have been recovered and search operation was still going on.

A civilian was also injured in the firefight, which ensued after militants attacked an Army convoy, said Army spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia.

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People assembling at gunfight sites in support of militants and attacking government forces with stones has evolved as a new phenomenon of resistance in the region. In ensuing encounter, another Army jawan was injured, the police said.

"The security personnel encircled a house, where the militants had taken refuge".

While the encounter was underway, officials said, a large crowd of local residents tried to disrupt the operation.

However, army chased the militants, who took refuge inside a residential house and fired upon them, triggering a fierce gunfight.



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