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Army patrol attacked in Shopian, 3 soldiers killed, 5 injuredThe militants ambushed an Army patrol at Mullu, Shopian. ANI

Army patrol attacked in Shopian, 3 soldiers killed, 5 injured

23 Feb 2017 | 9:12 AM

SRINAGAR: Three Army jawans were killed and five others, including two officers, were injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A woman was also killed in the cross-firing.

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Majid Jahangir

Tribune News Service
Srinagar, February 23

Three Army jawans were killed and five others, including two officers, were injured in a militant attack in south Kashmir’s Shopian district. A woman was also killed in the cross-firing.

The militants ambushed an Army patrol at Mullu Shopian around 2 am, wounding eight soldiers.

“Three injured soldiers succumbed to their injuries,” sources said. The militants managed to escape taking advantage of the darkness.

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The identity of the slain soldiers could not be established immediately.

The Army patrol, which came under attack, was on its way back after carrying out a cordon and search operation at Kungnoo, Shopian.

Police said one Taja, wife of Ghulam Mohammed Mir of Mullu, was hit by a stray bullet at her house in the cross-fire.

“She later succumbed to her injuries,” the police spokesman said.

Soon after the ambush the forces cordoned off the area and launched an operation to track the militants.

Voting begins for fourth phase of UP Assembly polls

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23 Feb 2017 | 9:12 AM

LUCKNOW: Polling began this morning in 53 constituencies spread over 12 districts that figure in the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

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23 Feb 2017 | 10:02 AM

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23 Feb 2017 | 2:07 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that the Sutlej-Yamuna Link (SYL) canal has to be constructed and asked the governments of Punjab and Haryana to maintain law and order at any cost in their respective states.

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23 Feb 2017 | 9:23 AM

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NoWater accumulated in the Sutlej-Yamuna Link canal near Patiala’s Sarala village on the Punjab-Haryana border on Wednesday. TRIBUNE PHOTO: MANOJ MAHAJAN

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