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Two Indian army personnel including a major killed in encounter at Shopian in Kashmir Valley
In an encounter in Kashmir Valley's Shopian district, two Indian army personnel and two terrorists have been killed.

Among the two army personnel, one was a major while the other was a soldier. The encounter took place in Zaipora village of Shopian district of the Valley on Thursday early morning.

As per a report in ToI, three army personnel were injured in the encounter and were airlifted to the 92 military base hospital in Srinagar. While two of them could not sustain their injuries, the third injured soldier has also been reported to be in critical condition.

The major who lost his life has been identified as Kamlesh Pandey and the soldier as Tenzin. The soldier who is still battling for his life has been identified as Kripal Singh.

The encounter is still believed to be underway with the terrorists being trapped after the army cordoned off all areas surrounding the encounter site. The encounter had begun during the night after the security agencies received information about the terrorists being holed up in the village. As the forces received this information, they launched a search and cordon operation and during this operation, the terrorists opened fire on the forces.

This comes after two terrorists were killed earlier on Thursday in an encounter in Kulgam district's Gopalpora. As per a statement issued by the state police, one of the killed militants was involved in the killing of 5 policemen and guards of a bank van at Phambai. In the incident which had taken place few months ago, a bank van which was looted had come under fire of the terrorists when it was returning to Srinagar.

Also, on Tuesday, Abu Dujana, a top level commander of one of the terrorist factions functioning in the Valley was shot dead by security forces.

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