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Army Major, soldier killed in Hizbul ambush in J&K

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An Indian Army major and a soldier were killed early on Thursday in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. The Hizbul Mujahideen outfit claimed responsibility for the attack.

Police sources said militants ambushed an army patrol in Zaipora village.

Three soldiers including Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh were injured in the attack.

"The injured were immediately airlifted to 92 base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area, where Major Pandey and Sepoy Tanzin later succumbed to their injuries," the sources added.

The militants managed to escape after the attack, the sources said.

Earlier two Hizbul militants were killed by the security forces in Kulgam district, police said. Weapons were recovered from the slain militants.


Two militants killed in encounter in Kulgam

According to police, Two militants were killed today in an encounter with security forces in Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
"Two militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Gopalpora area of Kulgam this morning," a police official said.
He said one of the slain militants was involved in an attack on a bank cash van in the district on May 1 this year in which five policemen and two bank guards were killed.
The security forces have recovered two weapons from the site of the encounter, the official said, adding further details are awaited.

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