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Shopian encounter: 2 army troopers, militant slain

Two Army troopers and a militant were killed in an encounter in south Kashmir’s highly volatile Shopian district, officials here said on Saturday.

Armed forces launched a cordon and search operation after receiving specific intelligence about the presence of terrorists in the Zainpora area of Shopian, they said.

During the operation, the hiding militants opened fire at the armed forces and in the ensuing encounter, two Army men were killed, the officials said.

One militant was also killed by the security forces, they said, adding that the identity of the slain ultra is being ascertained.

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