Two militants killed in encounter with SF in Bandipora woods, toll reaches...

Two militants killed in encounter with SF in Bandipora woods, toll reaches four

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Srinagar, June 18: Two more militants were killed in an encounter in the woods in north Kashmir district of Bandipora, where security forces launched a search operation after a group of infiltrators sneaked into this side on June 9.

With this, four militants have been killed in the operation while a soldier was killed and two others injured so far.

Official sources said that search operation was resumed with the first light on Monday morning in forest area of Pannar in Bandipora.

“The operation was suspended on Sunday night due to darkness in the dense forest to avoid any casualty, they told news agency, adding that forces resumed the operation from different directions.

They said fresh contact was established with militants on Sunday morning. “In the exchange of fire, two militants were killed so for,” they said, adding the operation was going on when the reports last came in.

Two militants and a soldier were killed in an encounter on Thursday in Pannar in Bandipora.

However, defence ministry spokesman said details are being collected about the fresh encounter.

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