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Army Jawan, 2 terrorists killed in ongoing operation in J&K's Bandipora

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Srinagar: Two terrorists and an Army jawan were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district on Thursday morning, officials said.

"Two terrorists have been killed in an ongoing operation in Panar forest area of Bandipora district (in north Kashmir)," a defence spokesman said in Srinagar.

He added that a jawan also lost his life in the operation.

The army personnel sustained serious bullet wounds during the operation.

Later, he was immediately evacuated to a military hospital. However, he succumbed to his injuries.

The identity and group affiliation of the two militants is being ascertained, an official told news agency ANI.

"The operation was launched last week when the militants and the government forces exchanged brief gunfight in Raynar forests adjacent to Panar area. The operation with the help of additional reinforcement continued and entered on sixth straight day today," the officer added.

He said that during the period, intermittent firing was also reported in the area.

"Operation is still going on to trace out the other hiding militants," the officer further said.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday two police personnel were killed and three others were injured in a terrorist attack in J-K's Pulwama district.

Last weekend, in jungles of Panhar area of Bandipora district, terrorists fired at an army patrol party.
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