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Four militants shot dead by security forces in Kashmir valley

PTI  Srinagar, August 05, 2009
First Published: 12:07 IST(5/8/2009) | Last Updated: 13:49 IST(5/8/2009)

Two infiltrating militants were among four ultras killed in two separate encounters with security forces in Kashmir valley this morning.


A group of heavily-armed militants from across the border sneaked into Tangdhar, 130 kms from Srinagar, in the wee hours, but army troops confronted them and in the ensuing firefight two militants were killed, a defence spokesman said.

He said the operation was still going on.

The army last evening shot dead two infiltrators in Keran sector, 140 kms from Srinagar, also in Kupwara district.That operation is also continuing, the spokesman said.

He said two more militants were killed in an ongoing gunbattle between ultras and security forces at Furkhan near Trehgam, 150 km from Srinagar this morning.

Army also established contact with militants in Pirpanjal range in South Kashmir.

He said army troops launched a search operation in Didan Gali in Pirpanjal sector of South Kashmir this morning.
As the troops were engaged in combing operation, militants hiding there opened fire on the troops who retaliated, the spokesman said adding the gunbattle was going on but there were no reports of casualties so far.

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