Encounter in J&K, two jawans injured

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Srinagar: Two jawans were injured during a gun battle with the militants on Wednesday at Heff Shirmal area of Shopian district.

Militants fired at a joint party of Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police when they cordoned off Lonepora village in Heff Shirmal area following a tip-off.

As per reports, two top Hizbul Mujahideen commanders, who were present in the area, managed to flee. A combing operation is currently underway in the area.