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Kashmir: Three militants, one soldier killed in separate encounters

Kashmir: Three militants, one soldier killed in separate encounters Kashmir: Three militants, one soldier killed in separate encounters
Lillian Steele | 23 November, 2017, 00:52

The security forces cordoned off Magam area in Handwara after receiving specific information about the presence of the militants.

Three militants have been killed during the gunfight and the bodies of the slain were recovered along with the as many AK rifles, he said.

On September 21, The Indian Express had reported that Owaid alias Osama was the third member of Lakhvi's family to join the LeT's ranks and be part of its operations in Kashmir.

The gun battle was ongoing till the filing of this report.

One soldier was killed in the operation and two others injured, said an Army spokesperson, adding that the operation was still on. The fire was immediately retaliated and in the ensuing encounter, three militants were eliminated.

All exit points in these areas were closed and search operations launched, they said.

On Sunday, the Army had said that in 2017, it had killed 125 to 130 militants in the "hinterland" of the Kashmir Valley and 190 militants in the whole of Jammu and Kashmir.

At least six Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in a gun fight In Chandergeer area on Saturday.

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