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Army man killed, 3 injured in encounter with militants in Kashmir

A major encounter was underway in north Kashmir's Bandipora area between the Army's elite commando group and LeT terrorists, which claimed the life of a security personnel besides injuring three others.

india Updated: Aug 31, 2010 21:35 IST

A major encounter was underway in North Kashmir's Bandipora area between the Army's elite commando group and LeT terrorists, which claimed the life of a security personnel besides injuring three others.

The Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorists, who managed to sneak in through Gurez sector in north Kashmir, were spotted by police in Adhwatoo area of Bandipora and then the Army was called in, official sources said.

The ensuing gunbattle, which has been raging for nearly 20 hours now near Viji Nallah, resulted in the casualty of a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) Naib Subedar Mahindra Kumar of Six PARA, besides injuries to three others, they said.

The encounter is still on.