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Five army personnel killed in encounter with terrorists in J&K’s Handwara

Srinagar: An Military Colonel and a Main have been amongst 5 safety personnel killed in an encounter at a village in Handwara in north Kashmir that additionally noticed the elimination of two terrorists, officers mentioned on Sunday.

Military officers Col Ashutosh Sharma and Main Anuj, and Jammu and Kashmir Police Sub-Inspector Shakeel Qazi have been among the many deceased, they mentioned.

Col Sharma was main a group to rescue civilians who had been taken hostage by the terrorists hiding in a home on the Chanjmullah space of Handwara in frontier Kupwara district of north Kashmir on Saturday, the officers mentioned.

Because the hostages have been being rescued, the group, which additionally consisted of a Lance Naik and a Rifleman, got here below heavy hearth which was successfully retaliated by the safety personnel within the outer cordon, they mentioned.

Within the early hours of Sunday, a serious offensive was launched by the safety forces as there had been no contact with the Colonel or his group, the officers mentioned.

Two terrorists have been killed within the encounter, they mentioned.

(PTI)

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