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Two army men killed, three injured in encounter with militants in J-K’s Shopian

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Saturday following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district.

india Updated: Aug 13, 2017 00:02 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Srinagar
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Paramilitary soldier stands guard during restrictions in a downtown area of Srinagar.(HT Photo/Waseem Andrabi )

Two army men were killed and three others, including a captain, injured in an encounter with militants in Shopian district of south Kashmir, the police said on Saturday.

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation on Saturday following information about presence of militants in Avneera village of Zainapora area of the district, a police official said.

He said as the security forces were conducting searches, the militants opened firing on them which was retaliated by the law enforcement personnel, triggering a gunfight.

Five soldiers were injured in the gun battle, he said, adding that they were evacuated to the 92 Base Hospital of the Army for treatment, where two among them succumbed to their injuries.

First Published: Aug 12, 2017 23:51 IST