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Major News and Events of 03 August 2017

What Happened on 03 August 2017


Terror attack in Shopian district leaves two army personnel martyred

Hizbul Mujahideen has taken the responsibility of a recent terror encounter in the Shopian district of Jammu & Kashmir in which two army personnel were martyred, including a Major. The terror attack took place on Thursday morning in which one other soldier was also injured. According to a senior police official, a cordon and a search operation was launched by a joint party of 62RR of Army, Special Operations Group of J&K and CRPF  (Central Reserve Police Force) after a tip off about the presence of terrorists in Matribugh Zoipora Village of Shopian district. Two weapons from the site of encounter have also been procured by the security forces.

Maoists hijack train in Lakdhisarai district of Bihar

In the early hours of Thursday, Danapur Durg Express was hijacked in the Lakhisarai district of Bihar. Train Number 13288 Danapur Durg Express train was hijacked at around 2:30am near the Bhalui Station. According to the statement of the CRPF, a fire exchange was underway between 207 COBRA battalion of CRPF and hijackers. The report by the CRPF further informed that hijackers even abducted the cabin man on duty.




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