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Militant reportedly killed, army officer injured in Pattan

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Srinagar, Sep 4: A militant was reportedly killed while an army officer was injured in an ongoing encounter in Yadipora area of Pattan in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
A joint team of Police, Army’s RR 29 and CRPF launched a cordon-and-search-operation in Yadipora amid inputs about militants’ presence.
As the joint team encircled the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them. The fire was retaliated by the joint team, triggering off an encounter.
Official sources said that in initial exchange of firing, a Major of 29 RR of army was injured who was evacuated to 92 Base hospital for treatment.
A militant was later killed in an ongoing encounter, reports said.
Police said that the operation was halted for sometime as some civilians were trapped inside the encounter area. After they were rescued, operation resumed again.

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