Five soldiers were martyred while trying to save Kashmiris captured by militants. Nikesh is two militants

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Bengali Hunt Desk: Five Indian Army personnel, including a colonel and a major, were killed in an encounter with militants in Handwara, North Kashmir. Army officials said two militants were killed in an encounter in the Chanj Mahalla area of ​​Handwara on Sunday. This area belongs to Kupwara district of North Kashmir.

The army official said the army went to rescue the civilians captured by the militants. Encounter goes there. The firing has stopped for now. The army is conducting a search operation around the entire area. The whole area has been sealed off. Vehicle traffic has been suspended for the time being.

This encounter started on Saturday afternoon. Five soldiers, including two army officers, went missing in the encounter in the middle of the night. Their relationship with the army was severed. Let me tell you, 20 hours after the search operation in Kupwara, the encounter between the militants and the army started from noon on Saturday. Twice before, the militants had fled to the jungle.

According to police, the encounter started at noon on Saturday in Chanj Mahalla of Handwara district. The army cordoned off the area to prevent the militants from fleeing the scene. Due to the densely populated area, the army conducted a careful search operation.

An army official said intelligence had revealed that the militants had taken several people hostage in a house in the Changimulla, Handwara area of ​​Kupwara district, after which the army and Jammu and Kashmir police launched a joint operation. Five soldiers and a policeman entered the house to evacuate the prisoners. Army and police teams successfully evacuated the militants. However, five soldiers were killed in the operation.

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