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5 foreign militants, 3 armymen killed in LOC gunbattle in JK

Five armed foreign militants were killed today and three armymen lost their lives in a fierece gunbattle that broke out along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kupwara sector of Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jun 28, 2010 22:41 IST

Five armed foreign militants were killed today and three armymen lost their lives in a fierece 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 told PTI tonight.

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