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    Army major, militant killed, another officer and 2 jawans injured in Kashmir encounter

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    The encounter took place in the Achabal area in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir.

    Security forces near the encounter site at Bidoora, Aknigam village of Achabal in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday, June 17, 2019.
    SRINAGAR: An Army major and a militant were killed, while another officer and two troopers were injured on Monday in an encounter between security forces and the ultras in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district, officials said.

    A major-rank officer was killed while another officer of the same rank and two soldiers were injured in the encounter in the Achabal area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district, they added.

    The injured were rushed to the 92 base hospital of the Army in Srinagar, the officials said.

    They added that an unidentified militant was also killed in the gunfight and his body recovered.

    Arms and ammunition were also seized from the encounter site, the officials said.

    The identity and group affiliation of the slain militant was being ascertained, they added.

    Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in the area this morning. The search operation led to a gunfight after the militants fired on the forces, who retaliated.

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    8 Comments on this Story

    Mort Walker413 days ago
    Serial Terror Production Units in P must be liquidated.
    N K BHANDARI415 days ago
    Army Major not killed ,he is martyred
    Alok Gupta416 days ago
    Why were two major''s leading this operation? Indian army needs to include the Sargent rank into it''s hierarchic so that it does not loose higher level officers in insurgency operations - not that the life of a Sargent will be less important but the skill set and training is different. A Sargent can still lead a platoon and guide them.
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