Updated: 2 Soldiers, Militant Killed in Shopian gunfight

Srinagar: Two soldiers and a militant were killed in the ongoing gunfight in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday.

Earlier, a joint team of Police, army and CRPF launched a cordon and search operation on the input generated by J&K Police in the area, officials said.

A defence ministry spokesperson based in Srinagar identified the soldiers asSantosh Yadav and Sep Chavan Romit Tanaji, both from 1 RR. The encounter at Cherbourg Zainapora ensued as the joint team of forces intensified searches towards the target spot. The hiding militants had fired upon the forces, triggering off the gunfight. (GNS)

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