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Kashmir: 2 BSF personnel, 1 militant killed during encounter near LoC

News Agencies | Updated on: 8 August 2016, 13:25 IST

Two Border Security Force (BSF) personnel and a militant were killed today in an operation in Macchil sector near the Line of Control in Kashmir.

Security forces launched an operation in Macchil sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district following information about the presence of militants in the area, an army official said.

The official said that one militant was killed in the operation, according to the latest reports.

Two BSF personnel were also killed in the operation, he said, adding further details about the incident are awaited.

Meanwhile, Amir Bashir Lone, a resident of south Kashmir's Shopian district, succumbed to his injuries at SKIMS hospital this morning, a police official said.

Lone had received pellet injuries on his head during the clashes between security forces and protesters on 5 August.

With Lone's death, the number of people killed in the unrest in the Valley, which entered the second month today, reached 55, including two police personnel.

-- inputs from PTI

First published: 8 August 2016, 13:25 IST
 
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