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J-K: 5 militants,3 Jawans killed in LOC gunbattle

Five foreign militants were killed and 3 armymen lost their lives in a gunbattle that broke out along the LOC.

Written by Agencies | Jammu | Published: June 28, 2010 8:58:51 pm

Five armed foreign militants were killed on Monday and three armymen lost their lives in a fierce 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 said.

Five foreign militants and three army jawans were killed in the gunbattle which was on when reports last came in from the area.

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