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Five LeT militants, IAF Garud killed in Hajin encounter

Operation is ongoing: DGP

Srinagar, Nov 18 (KNS): Five Lashker-e-Toiba militants and an IAF Garud were killed in an ongoing encounter at Chandergera village of Hajin area in Bandipora district of north Kashmir on Friday afternoon.
Director General Police (DGP) Shesh Pal Vaid told KNS that five LeT militants have been killed in the encounter so far. "There is possibility of two more militants hiding in the area and the operation is ongoing," he said.
Defense spokesman Col Rajesh Kali said five militants and an India Air Force (IAF) Garud were killed in the encounter while an army soldier was also injured. "The operation is ongoing," he said.
Earlier, sources said, on specific information about the presence of militants in Chandergera area Army's 13-Rashtriya Rifles and police jointly cordoned off the area. As forces launched the search operation, militants hiding in the house fired upon the forces triggering an encounter. (KNS)

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