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Major, militant killed, three soldiers injured in J&K gunfight

An Indian army major and a militant were killed and three soldiers including another major injured in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday.

Earlier, police sources had said two militants had been killed in the gunfight in Bidoora village of Anantnag and their bodies recovered, but now said that that only one militant’s body was recovered from the site.

“An army officer was killed and three other soldiers including an officer were injured in the gunfight that ended Monday evening.

“The injured army soldiers have been shifted to army’s base hospital in Srinagar city,” a police officer said.

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