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Five killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)

Sunday - August 13, 2017 11:38 am , Category : INDIA
 Five killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)
Five killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)

Srinagar Aug 13 (IANS) Two soldiers and three militants were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir s Shopian district on Sunday police said.



The three militants who are yet to be identified were holed up in a house in Awneera village.

"The encounter has ended but searches are continuing in the area " the police said adding that two other militants had escaped.

Three soldiers were injured in the gunfight. They were were shifted to an Army base hospital in Srinagar s Badami Bagh area.

Acting on specific information the security forces surrounded the village on Saturday evening upon which they were fired at by the militants that resulted in the gunfight a police spokesman said.

According to local media reports the youth clashed with the security forces to break the cordon around the village.

Seven civilians sustained pellet injuries.

--IANS
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