In Jammu & Kashmir, five militants were killed in an operation as the Army foiled major infiltration bid near the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.
An Army spokesman told  that the encounter broke out this morning after soldiers spotted a group of militants near Line of Control in Uri sector.  He said in the initial gunfight two militants were killed. He said in the continuing operation, three more militants were killed. Sources said two army commanding officers have sustained injuries in the operation.
Two terrorists were killed in an encounter with security forces in downtown Srinagar today. A police spokesman said the encounter took place after the militants entered a building. 
Pramod Kumar, commandant of the 49th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) lost his life in the operation. Eight other CRPF personnel, were also injured in the attack.The spokesman said the identity of the slain militants is being ascertained. The operation lasted for around six hours.
Meanwhile Home Minister Rajnath Singh today expressed deep pain over the death of a CRPF Commandant Pramod Kumar in attack by militants in Jammu and Kashmir . Saluting the CRPF officer for his valour and supreme sacrifice, the Home Minister said Pramod Kumar served the nation till his last breath.
The Home Minister also asked Director General of CRPF K Durga Prasad to evacuate those injured in the incident by air ambulance to Delhi for better treatment. He also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured CRPF jawans.
Militants attacked security personnel at Nowhatta in downtown Srinagar today, killing the CRPF officer and injuring nine other personnel. Two militants were also killed in retaliatory fire.

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