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DSP, 2 Armymen killed in Kashmir encounter; Gunfight underway

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A Commanding Officer and a Deputy Superintendent of Police are among the three officers killed in a fierce gunfight with militants in the Kokernag area of Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Wednesday. The gunfight is still underway as per reports.

Colonel Manpreet Singh, Major Ashish, deputy superintendent of Jammu and Kashmir Police Humayun Bhat were critically injured in the gunfight and airlifted to Srinagar before their lives were lost.

J&K DGP Dilbag Singh, ADGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar along with Army personnel visited the encounter spot in the Gadool area of Kokernag in Anantnag.

The gunfight began on Tuesday evening in Gadole area but was called off during the night. This morning, the hunt for the terrorists resumed after information started trickling that they were spotted at a hideout, the officials said.

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