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Colonel, Major Among 5 Killed in Encounter in J&K’s Handwara

Two senior army officers – a colonel and a major- were among five security personnel killed in action during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district, which began on Saturday and continued late night. A police officer and two soldiers were also a part of the five-member team that came under heavy fire from terrorists.

Two terrorists, including a top commander of Lashkar-e-Taiba, were also killed in the encounter that began around 3:30pm on Saturday after they took hostages inside a house in Handwara district.

A Colonel, Major and two jawans of the Indian Army along with a sub-inspector of J&K police were killed in an encounter in North Kashmir’s Handwara on Sunday, in which two terrorists were also killed.

Based on the intelligence input that terrorists were taking the civilians living in a house in Changimulla, Handwara, of Kupwara district hostage, a joint operation was launched by Army and JK Police.

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