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Firing between militants and security forces in Anantnag

PTI  Srinagar, August 29, 2012
First Published: 13:13 IST(29/8/2012) | Last Updated: 14:13 IST(29/8/2012)

A gun-battle took place between security forces and militants hiding in a village in Qazigund area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday, official sources said here.

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Troops of 9 Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a cordon and search operation in Lamad village of Qazigund area, 75km from here, following information about presence of militants there, the sources said.

They said contact had been established with the hiding militants, but so far there had been no casualty reported on either side.

Army sources said one to two militants were hiding in the area and efforts were on to flush them out. PTI

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