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Militant killed in Shopian encounter

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CRPF man injured in militant attack in Pulwama district

Srinagar: A militant was killed in an encounter in Shopian district of south Kashmir on Monday, police said.

His identity is being ascertained, they said.

Security forces had launched a cordon and search operation at Melhura in Zainapora this evening following information about presence of militants. The search operation turned into an encounter after militants opened fire at security forces, a police official said.

Details were awaited, he added.

Some unconfirmed reports said that another militant too was killed during the encounter. However, the body has not been retrieved.

Meanwhile, a CRPF personnel was injured in a militant attack on security forces party in Pulwama district of south Kashmir on Monday, police said.

The militants opened fire on a joint naka party of police and CRPF at Gangoo in Pulwama district, a police official said.

The injured CRPF personnel has been hospitalised.

Further details of the incident are awaited, the official said.

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