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Army soldier killed in brief shootout in Handwara

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Srinagar, Aug 17: An army soldier was killed in an encounter at Kralgund area of Handwara in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday morning.

A police officer told GNS that army’s 32 RR launched a cordon-and-search-operation at Kachlu village during wee hours today.

As such the cordon was laid and the troops intensified the searches, the militants opened fire triggering off a brief gunfight, he said.

In the gunfight an army soldier suffered critical bullet wounds and was shifted to nearby military hospital for treatment, he said, adding that the soldier later succumbed to injuries.

An army officer based in north Kashmir also confirmed the death of the soldier and identified the deceased as Rifleman Rambabu Sahi.

He said that the searches were ongoing in the area to trace out the hiding militants. (GNS)

Kashmir Images is an English language daily newspaper published from Srinagar (J&K), India. The newspaper is one of the largest circulated English dailies of Kashmir and its hard copies reach every nook and corner of Kashmir Valley besides Jammu and Ladakh region.

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