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2 jawans, 2 militants killed in Kupwara encounter

Srinagar: At least two army soldiers were killed Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Two guerrillas were also killed in the encounter.The encounter is still
IANS September 11, 2015 11:48 IST
IANS

Srinagar: At least two army soldiers were killed Thursday in a gunfight between the security forces and separatist guerrillas in north Kashmir's Kupwara district. Two guerrillas were also killed in the encounter.

The encounter is still underway, a senior police officer told media in summer capital Srinagar this Friday, adding that the gun fight was still on.

"An encounter started at Laribal Rajwar (Handwara) forest area in Kupwara district between troops of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and hiding militants during the night. Two jawans of the RR have been killed in this encounter as per reports received," the officer said.

Reinforcements have been rushed to the spot to augment the strength of the security forces and hunt down the militants, the officer added.