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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
PTI

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.

First Published: Jun 28, 2010 22:40 IST