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Colonel Killed And Four Jawans Injured In Encounter With Militants In Jammu-Kashmir

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JAMMU, INDIA - MARCH 21: Security personnel during an encounter between security forces and terrorists at Mehasar village in Samba district about 41km from Jammu, on March 21, 2015 in Jammu, India. Militants early morning attacked the Mesar camp of 82 armoured regiment in Samba district. Two militants were also killed in the gun battle. (Photo by Nitin Kanotra/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

KUPWARA -- One Commanding Officer (CO) was killed and four jawans were injured in an ongoing gun battle with the militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara District on Tuesday.

Colonel Santosh Mahadik of the 41 Rashtriya Rifles breathed his last at the base hospital after being critically injured in the encounter.

According to reports, the Army was on the hunt for at least eight militants since Friday.

Further details are awaited.

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