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Two Soldiers Killed In Shopian, two Policemen Injured in Bandipora

Two Soldiers Killed In Shopian, two Policemen Injured in Bandipora

According to a senior police official, three terrorists were shot down by security personnel and a counter-operation is now underway.

"Two army personnel were killed and three others wounded in an ongoing encounter in Awneera village here", a police official posted in Shopian said.

Two soldiers and three rebels were killed in an overnight gunbattle in Kashmir, officials said August 13, in the latest bloodshed in the disputed Himalayan territory.

The gunfight also left two soldiers martyred while unknown number of militants reportedly escaped from the spot. Three others, including a captain, have been injured, the police said. Earlier, the youth clashed with the security forces in Awneera to break the cordon around the village on Saturday.

The police said there was information about presence of the militants in the area and the cordon was laid.




Police said the firing stopped late in the night but resumed early Sunday, when three rebels were killed.

In recent years, Kashmiris, mainly youths, have displayed open solidarity with anti-India rebels and sought to protect them by engaging troops in street clashes during military operations against the militants.

Identified as Mohammad Sayed Bhat s/o Ghulam Hassan of Zainpora, he was critically injured in firing by government forces in Shopian and was shifted to SMHS hospital Srinagar for treatment.

A civilian identified as Imtiyaz Ahmad Mir of Hawal, who was injured during an explosion at Dalgate on Saturday succumbed to injuries today.

Meanwhile, authorities have directed telecom authorities to block mobile Internet services in Budgam district.


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