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Srinagar: 3 militants shot dead in gunbattle
Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar | May 03, 2006 11:11 IST
Five persons, including three militants and two securitymen, were killed in a nightlong encounter in the foothill village of Hayan, 42 km from Srinagar in north Kashmir.
"Troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and SOG were quickly moved to cordon the two residential houses were the militants had been hiding. The holed up militants tossed grenades and fired from their automatics on the surrounding troops. One army soldier and one member of SOG died in the heavy firing," the officer said.
Senior police and security force officers have rushed to the spot.