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Armymen injured, militant killed in JK

September 08, 2010 02:07 IST

A militant was killed and three army jawans injured in three different encounters with terrorists in Bandipora and Kupwara district along the Line of Control in north Kashmir, official sources said on Tuesday.

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Lashkote village of Bandipora district, around 60 kilometres from here, last evening, the sources said.

They said an unidentified militant was killed in the exchange of firing while a jawan sustained injuries. An army spokesman here, while confirming the killing of the militant, said the operation was still in progress.

In Baktoor area of Gurez sector, troops were engaged in another operation following reports that a group of militants have managed to sneak into this side from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), the sources said.

The troops intercepted the militants late in the evening, resulting in a fierce gun battle which was going on till last reports came in.

Two army jawans -- identified as Havaldar Jung Bahadur Thapa and Rifleman Deepak Thapa -- were injured in the exchange of fire between the two sides, the sources said adding condition of the Hawaldar was stated to be critical.

Another encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Vilgam forest of Handwara in Kupwara district, the sources said. They said heavy exchange of fire was going on between the two sides till reports last came in.

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