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3 Soldiers, 1 Civilian Dead In Terror Attack In Jammu And Kashmir's Shopian

"The army was returning after carrying out a search operation in Kungoo village when they were ambushed by the militants."

23/02/2017 8:33 AM IST | Updated 23/02/2017 8:45 AM IST
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SRINAGAR -- Three army soldiers and a woman were killed and six other armymen including two officers were injured when militants ambushed security forces in J&K's Shopian district on Thursday.

"Militants ambushed and fired at the army in Chitargam village of Shopian district today morning," police said.

"The army was returning after carrying out a search operation in Kungoo village when they were ambushed by the militants," police added.

Three army jawans and a woman were killed in the attack, while six other army personnel including a lieutenant colonel and a major have been injured.

The injured have been airlifted to Srinagar for treatment.

Reinforcements were immediately rushed to surround the area and trace the militants.

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