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Army officer, 4 personnel killed in encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, October 11

An army officer and four other personnel were killed in action during an encounter between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Monday, officials said.

An anti-insurgency operation was launched in a village close to Dera Ki Gali in Surankote in the early hours following intelligence inputs about the presence of heavily-armed terrorists there, they said.

The hiding terrorists fired on the search parties resulting in fierce gunfight and critical injuries to a Junior Commissioned Officer or JCO and four other soldiers. They died from their injuries.

The encounter with the terrorists was going on and further details are awaited, a defence spokesperson said.

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