Two army personnel, militant killed in Shopian gunfight

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Srinagar: Two army personnel and a militant were killed in the ongoing gunfight in South Kashmir’s Shopian district on Saturday, news agency PTI reported.

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 talking to local news gathering agency GNS identified the slain army personnel as Santosh Yadav and Sep Chavan Romit Tanaji, both from 1 RR.

The gunfight 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 a gunfight.

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