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2 militant, solider killed in Kashmir

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Srinagar, July 7 (UNI) A soldier and two militants were killed in the Kashmir valley overnight, official sources said today.

A report from Baramulla said an encounter took place between militants and security forces at Machil in north Kashmir early this morning. The encounter ensued after a search party was attacked by the militants.

A solider was critically wounded, and later succembed to injuries on way to hospital.

Reinforcement was rushed to area from nearby camps and a massive hunt has been launched to nab the militants, they added.

Sources said militants kidnapped one Mohammad Ayub, a released ultra of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) at Tral last night. However, his throat slit body was found in the nearby fields this morning.

Security forces killed another militant in an encounter at Kangan late last night. One AK rifle and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militant.

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