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Shopian encounter: One army soldier killed, 4 militants shot dead

Nov 20, 2018 16:03 IST
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One army soldier and four militants were killed in an encounter between militants and security forces that also left three soldiers injured in Jammu and Kashmir’s Shopian early on Tuesday.The operation was launched by army and police at Nadimarg village based on inputs about the presence of militants. A police officer said the search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired on the forces, triggering retaliation. Three soldiers were also injured and the gunfight is still on, officials said, adding that a search operation is underway. Internet services have been shut down in Shopian as a precautionary measure.