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Army officer injured in Kashmir encounter dies

December 08, 2010 12:23 IST

An army captain, who was injured in an encounter with militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday.

The army officer was injured when militants opened indiscriminate fire on security forces, which had launched an operation in Model Town area of Sopore, 52 kms from Srinagar, on Wednesday.

The captain was shifted to a hospital in Srinagar for treatment where he succumbed to his wounds. The army is yet to identify him.

The encounter is still going on and at least two Lashkar militants are suspected to be hiding in a house in the area.

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