JK: Army major, two militants killed in encounter

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Jammu Kashmir
Jammu, Sep 9: Two militants and an Indian army officer were killed in a pre-dawn encounter when security personnel foiled an infiltration bid in Poonch district of Jammu Kashmir, a senior army official said.

"During patrolling in forward area along LoC on Sep 9, troops observed movement of a group of armed militants along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sonagali area of Mendhar, and challenged them," the official told to news agency

Bodies of the two militants have been recovered while a search operation has been launched for the bodies of two other infiltrators who, as per the intercepts, were killed in the operation.

Official also said the gunbattle took place in which the two infiltrators were killed and the army officer in the rank of Major lost his life.

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