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Many dead in Arnia encounter in Jammu and Kashmir

The area was immediately cordoned and searches launched.

Indian Army soldiers carry arms and ammunition near the site of exchange of gunfire with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia border sector, 43 kilometers (27 miles) south of Jammu, India, Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014. (Source: AP)

An Indian Army soldier gives orders to his colleagues during exchange of gunfire with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village in Arnia. (Source: AP)

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The fidayeens had taken refuge inside an army bunker and were reportedly using the army ammunition already stored there. (Source: AP)

An Indian Army soldier runs near the site of an encounter with armed suspected militants at Pindi Khattar village. (Source: AP)

Nearly a month ago, Arnia was the worst hit by unprecedented unprovoked shelling by Pakistani Rangers which had continued for over a fortnight leading to migration of a large number of villagers from their native places. (Source: AP)