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Gunbattle between army, militants; infiltration bid failed

india Updated: Jul 27, 2011 16:56 IST

A gunfight broke out near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district of Kashmir on Wednesday as Army foiled an infiltration bid by militants, a defence spokesman said here.

"The exchange of firing is going on between the two sides," Defence Spokesman Lt Colonel J S Brar said. He said there was no report of any casualty on either side and further details of the incident are awaited.

However, sources said three army soldiers were injured in the firefight so far.

The sources said army troops noticed suspicious movement of armed militants in Hyhama area of Kupwara near LoC and challenged them.

The militants were asked to surrender but they opened heavy firing at army personnel who retaliated, triggering a fierce gunbattle, they said.

The infiltration bid comes at a time when foreign ministers of India and Pakistan were holding talks in New Delhi.