2 militants, soldier killed in encounter

SRINAGAR: Two militants and a soldier were today killed while another soldier was injured during an encounter that broke out in Qazigund area of south Kashmir  after militants opened fire on an Army vehicle, police said.

Militants opened fire on an Army convoy, which was on its way to Srinagar, at Qazigund, a police official said.

The security forces cordoned off the area and launched a hunt for the militants. The search operation turned into an encounter with militants, the official said.

He said two unidentified militants and a soldier were killed in the exchange of fire and another solider was injured.

The operation was underway when last reports were received, he added. (AGENCIES)


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