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One solider, six militants killed in Shopian encounter in Kashmir

Nov 25, 2018 12:17 IST
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One soldier and six militants were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s Shopian district early on Sunday morning. Police said a joint team of Army and police launched a cordon and search operation in Kaparan village around 1 am. During the search, the forces were fired upon triggering retaliation which turned into an encounter in which one soldier and six militants were killed. An Army spokesman had earlier confirmed the killing of only four militants. The operation has ended and security forces have recovered weapons and ammunition from the site of the encounter.