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Indian Army Soldier, 2 Terrorists killed In J&K Encounter

At least two to three militants were said to be holed up in the village and they have engaged the security forces in a sustained gunfight.

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An Indian Army soldier and two militants possibly of the Lashkar-e-Taiba group were killed on Tuesday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district during a gunfight, police said.

A sub-inspector and a constable of the Central Reserve Police Force were also injured in the encounter in Redwani village after the security forces surrounded it on receiving specific information that two to three terrorists were present.

At least two to three militants were said to be holed up in the village and they have engaged the security forces in a sustained gunfight.

The official said as searches were underway, the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated.

He said the gunfight is going on and further details were awaited.

In another operation, the official said, exchange of fire is on between security forces and militants at Hafoo area of Tral in Pulwama district.

The area was cordoned off by security forces Tuesday morning after receiving intelligence input about the presence of militants there, he said.

Firing was going on when last reports came in, the official said, adding further details were awaited. 

Last week, four militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter between ultras and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir.  Two other Army men were injured in the gunbattle.

"Four terrorists have been killed in the operation in Nadigam area of Shopian," Srinagar-based defence spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia had said.


(With inputs from IANS and PTI)

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