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Gunfight kills two ‘militants’ in Kashmir

Published: September 16, 2017 14:06:52 | Updated: October 23, 2017 12:51:43


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At least two militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) dividing Kashmir on Saturday, officials said.

 

The gunfight broke out in Machil sector of frontier Kupwara district, about 165 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of Indian-controlled Kashmir, Indian army officials said.

 

According to Indian military spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia, the militants were trying to infiltrate deep inside Indian-controlled Kashmir, reports Xinhua.

 

"Today our troops foiled an infiltration bid in Machil sector and killed two militants," Kalia said.

 

According to the spokesman, the operation was going on in the area.

 

"The suspicious movement was witnessed in the sector, following which an exchange of fire between our troops and the infiltrators broke out," Kalia said.

 

Kashmir, the Himalayan region divided between India and Pakistan, is claimed by both in full. Since their independence from Britain, the two countries have fought three wars, two exclusively over Kashmir.

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