Soldier Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Bandipore; 2 Terrorists Shot Dead

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Soldier Killed In Encounter In Kashmir's Bandipore; 2 Terrorists Shot Dead

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Soldier killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore (File photo)

Srinagar:  A soldier was killed in an encounter this morning in Sumbal area in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore district. Two terrorists were also gunned down by the security forces.

The encounter started after army and police launched a joint operation after receiving a tip-off about the presence of some terrorists in Naidkai village.

As the security forces zeroed in the cordon they came under heavy fire. In the ensuing encounter one soldier was killed.and two terrorists hiding inside a house in the area were shot dead.

Firing exchanges have stopped in the area, but a combing operation is on.

Two AK 47 rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of encounter.

The security forces have also launched another anti-terror operation in the adjacent Sopore area of north Kashmir.

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