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Soldier injured in brief gunfight at Tral succumbs,search ops on in area

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A soldier injured in an exchange of fire with militants in Tral forests on Tuesday has succumbed, police sources said.

They said that soldier, identified as Ajay Kumar of 42 RR, was shifted to 92 Base hospital in Srinagar where he succumbed.

A police official said that the militants are believed to have escaped towards upper forest area after initial exchange of fire.

However, searches are going on in the area.


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