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Army major, jawan martyred in Shopian; 2 terrorists killed in Kulgam

In Jammu and Kashmir, two Army men, including a major, were martyred and another jawan was injured when terrorists opened fire on a search party of security forces in Shopian district.

A police official said that a cordon and search operation was launched by Army in Zaipora area of Shopian during the night following intelligence inputs about the presence of militants there.

He said, during the search operation, the terrorists fired upon the party in which three army personnel were injured. He said, the injured were taken to hospital, where two of them, including a major, succumbed. The official said, the other jawan is undergoing treatment. He said, the search operation at Zaipora is on.

In another encounter, two terrorists were killed in Kulgam district early this morning. Defence spokesperson Lt Col Rajesh Kalia said, the encounter broke out after security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Gopalpora on specific information about the movement of terrorists in the area.

When asked to surrender, terrorists opened fire and in the ensuing encounter, two terrorists were killed.

Police said, one of the slain terrorists was involved in an attack on a Cash van at Pumbai Kulgam in which two bank employees and four policemen had been killed.

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