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Soldier, militant killed in Shopian encounter, operation on


SHOPIAN: A militant and an Army trooper were killed in a gunfight in Chermarg, Zainapora area of South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

A senior police official said that a militant, as well as an army trooper of 1RR, were killed in a gunfight in Chermarg. However, the identity of the militant is yet to be ascertained.

Earlier, A joint team of Police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on the input generated by JK Police in the area.

As the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the target spot, the hiding militants fired upon the forces triggering off a gunfight.(GNS)


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