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Jammu and Kashmir: Eight militants killed, 12 security men including 2 officers injured in 3 gunfights
A police officer said a contingent of police, CRPF and army men tracked the three Jaish fidayeen, who had escaped yesterday after exchanging brief gunfight with policemen.
This comes after the security forces on Sunday arrested three suspected terrorists in Karnah area of Kupwara district.
A hunt has been launched to nab the assailants.
Police and the Army officials, however, refused to confirm or deny the incident.
Defence spokesman said that they received credible information that four newly recruited local militants of Al Badar had to go to the other side of the LoC for receiving arms training.
Militants were trying to infiltrate from across the LoC in Tangdhar sector in Kupwara district of north Kashmir.
When the cordon was tightened, hiding militants opened fire triggering the encounter in which the soldier was injured.
The encounter began after the militants opened fire on the security forces' personnel on patrol duty in Lolab valley.
Security forces launched a search operation in Check Sodul village in Handwara area following information about the presence of terrorists in the area.
The Class III student had gone missing from his home on Monday and his family had registered a missing complaint with police.
A militant was killed on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district as alert troops foiled an infiltration bid, defence sources said.
An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir late evening today, police said.
An army official said security forces launched a search operation in the forest area of Trehgam in Kupwara following information about presence of militants there.
A police officer said militants fired from automatic weapons at a police post in a court complex in Pulwama district at around 3.30 am.
In Srinagar, Defence spokesperson Colonel Rajesh Kalia said that a group of militants tried to infiltrate into the Indian side of the LoC at Keran sector in the early hours.