One terrorist and three army personnel have been killed in an encounter in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district, according to the news agency ANI. Arms and ammunition have been recovered from the Hajin area of the district. Six other security personnel and a civilian also suffered injuries in the gunbattle that began in the wee hours today, a police official said.
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The injured security force personnel have been rushed to a hospital, a police official said. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in the area this morning following specific intelligence inputs about presence of militants in the area. While the forces were conducting the search operation, the hiding militants fired upon them, triggering the encounter, the official said.