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J&K: Army trooper, militant killed in encounter

Last updated on: September 22, 2009 12:51 IST

An Army trooper was killed and another seriously injured during a search operation in northern Kashmir's Baramulla district on Tuesday morning.

Security forces surrounded a forest area in Tangmola, Baramulla, after receiving specific information about the presence of militants inside the forest, a defence spokesperson informed rediff.com.

"During the search, militants fires at security forces, and an Army trooper died on the spot. Another was critically injured and he was rushed to a hospital," said the spokesperson.

A militant was also killed in the encounter and theĀ Army was continuing its search operation in the forest, he added.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar