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Another youth killed in south Kashmir post hizb insurgents killing

Another youth killed in south Kashmir post hizb insurgents killing

Earlier, two Indian soldiers were killed and several others injured in an attack on the forces' personnel, who were part of the operation in Awneera area of Shopian district.

In the massive encounter underway in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir since last night, a terrorist has been neutralised on Sunday as security forces have been giving a strong response.

The encounter started late on Saturday even when the security force on receiving specific information about the presence of some terrorists in the village, laid a cordon and launched the search operation. News agency ANI quoted the state's senior superintendent of police as saying that one militant had been killed. The fire was returned and in the initial gun battle, five soldiers, including an officer, were injured. Meanwhile, the search operation is on to hunt the militants.

The wounded troopers were evacuated to the military base hospital in Srinagar.

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Earlier, two Army men were martyred and three others injured in the encounter.

At least 130 militants and 39 soldiers have died in clashes so far this year, officials say.

Heavy stone pelting has been reported on the spot. Additional security forces were rushed to the area and entire area was sealed to prevent militants to escape from the cordoned off area.

Anti-India protests followed the fighting Saturday and Sunday, leading to clashes between rock-throwing residents and government forces who fired shotgun pellets and tear gas.


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