3 militants,1 soldier killed in encounter in Bandipora
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3 militants,1 soldier killed in encounter in Bandipora

Srinagar, Sep 1: Three militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter with security forces in north Kashmir district of Bandipora on Saturday.

Defence Ministry spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia told UNI that following specific information about presence of militants, a joint search operation was launched by Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police, Army and CRPF in Bandipora on Saturday.

However, when security forces were sealing a particular area, militants hiding there, fired at them with automatic weapons. “The security forces also retaliated ensuing an encounter,” he said.

Col Kalia said that three militants were killed in the encounter and huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from the site. “One Army jawan, identified as Rifleman Shive Kumar, was also martyred in the encounter,” an Army official said. (UNI)