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Kashmir: Army major, jawan martyred in Shopian; 2 terrorists killed in Kulgam
 
(Srinagar,Aug 03, 2017):Terror outfit Hizbul Mujahudeen has claimed the responsibility of the Shopian attack where two Army men, including a major, were martyred and another jawan was injured. Militants opened fire on a search party of security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said today.

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, a police official said.

He said during the search operation, the militants fired upon the party in which three army personnel were injured.

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," sources said.

The police said 3 weapons were recovered during joint operations by the Army, CRPF & police in Kulgam, including one looted from a police post in October 16.

Meanwhile, two militants were also killed in an ambush by security personnel in Kulgam district.

Police said the militants were killed in an operation by the security forces in Gopalpora village in Kulgam district. One of the slain militants has been identified as Aqib Ahmad Itoo.

"Two weapons have been recovered from the slain militants," a police officer said.


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