Kashmir unrest: One soldier and two militants killed in encounter in Bandipora
A soldier and two militants were killed in Kashmir on Friday in a brief gunfight, police said.
Srinagar: A soldier and two militants were killed in Kashmir on Friday in a brief gunfight, police said.
The police said troops of the 13 Rashtriya Rifles and special operations group surrounded Manzpora village in Bandipora district, following an information about the militant presence.
"With the break of dawn, the flushing out operation was started when the hiding militants opened indiscriminate fire causing critical injuries to a soldier, who later succumbed," a senior police officer said.
Exchange of fire was stopped in the area, but a combing operation was on.
In a separate operation in Tujjar village of Baramulla district, security forces surrounded a house where a local militant was in.
"After persuasion, the militant surrendered before the security forces. A pistol has been recovered from him," the police said.
An estimated 5 lakh Kashmiri Pandits migrated from Valley after the rise of armed militancy and are living in different parts of India with a majority of them settled in the Hindu majority Jammu region
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