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Suspected militants fire at Army team in North Kashmir

Press Trust of India | Srinagar | Posted: March 29, 2014 9:39 pm | Updated: March 30, 2014 10:19 am

Security forces on Saturday recovered an AK-47 assault rifle and ammunition after suspected militants opened fire on a Road Opening Party (ROP) in Baramulla district of north Kashmir, a defence spokesman said.

Some unidentified gunmen fired at the ROP of the Army near New Colony locality of Palhalan in Pattan, 27 kms from here, on Srinagar Baramulla road around 8:30 AM, the spokesman said.

He said the troops did not fire back to avoid collateral damage as the incident took place in a residential area.

However, the troops cordoned off the area and carried out a search operation, the spokesman said, adding reinforcement was also rushed to the site to beef up the strength.

During the search, security forces personnel recovered one AK-47 rifle, one magazine and nine rounds of ammunition hidden under a pile of woods, the spokesman said. He said no injury has been reported to any one and the search operations to trace the militants were on till last reports came in.

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