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Six militants, 3 Armymen killed in J&K gunbattle

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:07

Jammu: Six armed foreign militants were
killed late on Monday and three Armymen lost their lives in a fierce
gunbattle that broke out along the Line of Control (LOC) in
Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

Acting on a tip-off, troops picked up the movement of a
group of infiltrating militants in 104 forward location along
LoC in Kupwara belt and launched an operation, triggering the
encounter, a senior Army official at Udhampur-based Northern
Command said.

Six foreign militants and three Army jawans were killed
in the gunbattle, which was on when reports last came in from
the area.

Meanwhile, security forces have recovered
three anti-personnel mines from a field near the Indo-Pak
border in Samba district of J&K.

Acting on information provided by a farmer, security
forces recovered the three mines from his field near the
International Border in Sadha Chak area, about 47-kms from
here, last night, police said.

The mines were later defused.


First Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 10:07
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