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3 militants killed in gunbattle in J&K

Three Huji militants, including a self-style commander, are killed in a fierce gunbattle with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.

india Updated: Sep 12, 2008 11:19 IST

Three Huji militants, including a self-style commander, were on Friday killed in a fierce gunbattle with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district.

Acting on a tip-off, troops of 11 Rashtriya Rifles launched an operation in Chigam area of the district and in subsequent encounter killed three militants and recovered arms and ammunition from the spot, sources said.

They said two of the slain militants have been identified as Saifulla (area commander) and Mohammad Akbar, while the identity of the third person is yet to be ascertained.

Rifles, grenades and other explosive materials were recovered from the spot, they said.