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Infiltration bid foiled, three militants killed in Kashmir

National, Fri, 22 May 2009 IANS

Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Three militants were killed Friday when army troops foiled an infiltration bid in the Tangdhar sector at the Line of Control (LoC) in north Kashmir, officials said.


Troops detected and challenged a group of infiltrators at the LoC in Kupwara district as soon as they crossed the border in the Tangdhar sector, a defence spokesman said here.



'The infiltrating terrorists opened fire at the surrounding troops. The fire was returned, triggering a gun battle in which three militants have been eliminated,' Lt. Col Uma Maheshwar told IANS here.



'Troops are still busy searching the area,' he added.



Arms and ammunition were recovered from the site of the gun battle.



The identity of the slain guerrillas is being ascertained, Maheshwar added.


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