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4 militants, soldier killed in Shopian encounter

4 militants, soldier killed in Shopian encounter

Srinagar: Four militants and a soldier were Tuesday killed in an encounter between ultras and security forces in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir,?officials said here

Two other Army men were injured in the gunbattle

"Four terrorists have been killed in the operation in Nadigam area of Shopian," Srinagar-based defence spokesman, Col Rajesh Kalia said

He did not give further details

However, a police official said an Army man was killed while two others were injured in the encounter

The operation is on, the police official said

Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area Tuesday morning after receiving specific intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there

The search operation turned into an encounter after the militants fired upon the forces, who retaliated.

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