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Two policemen, soldier killed in separate J-K encounters

Two police personnel were killed on Friday in a militant attack on a patrol party in Kulgam district of south Kashmir, police said.

india Updated: Nov 25, 2016 23:28 IST
The slain cops were identified as head constable Tanveer Ahmad and constable Jalaluddin Ahmad, the official added.
The slain cops were identified as head constable Tanveer Ahmad and constable Jalaluddin Ahmad, the official added.(PTI)

An army jawan and two militants were killed in a gunfight in Bandipora in northern Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, as security forces battled another group holed up in a house in a nearby area. While two policemen were killed after militants attacked a patrol van in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.

A gunfight broke out early Friday when security forces surrounded an orchard in Naidkha area of Bandipora district, leaving a soldier of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and two militants dead.

The cops slain in Kulgam were identified as head constable Tanveer Ahmad and constable Jalaluddin Ahmad.

Two weapons, a grenade launcher along with other war-like stores were recovered from the militants whose identity is yet to be ascertained, said army spokesperson in Srinagar.

While a combing operation was on in Bandipora, the army and police had launched a joint operation at Tujjar Sharief in Sopore district. The gunfight started on Thursday, television reports said.

Two militants were killed on November 22 and a cache of arms and also two freshly minted `2,000 notes were found on the men suspected to be members of the Lashkar-e-Taiba.

(With PTI inputs)