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Militant killed, two soldiers injured in Kupwara

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Srinagar: An unidentified militant was killed and two soldiers of army injured in an ongoing gunfight along the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Monday.

Officials said that encounter broke out near Safawali Gali adjacent to Batpora forests after a joint search party of 10 JAKLI, 57 RR and 41 RR spotted some “infiltrators” on pre-dawn on Monday.

He said that during a search operation, a body of an unknown militant has been recovered along with an AK rifle. Two soldiers, injured in the gunfight, have been removed to hospital and status of their condition could not be ascertained immediately. (file picture used for illustration)

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