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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.(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)

First Published: Nov 25, 2016 18:49 IST