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Gun battle between militants, security forces in Anantnag

August 29, 2012 14:54 IST

A gun-battle took place between security forces and militants hiding in a village in Qazigund area of south Kashmir's Anantnag district on Wednesday, official sources said.

Troops of 9 Rashtriya Rifles and police launched a cordon and search operation in Lamad village of Qazigund area, 75km from Srinagar, following information about presence of militants there, the sources said.

They said contact has been established with the hiding militants but so far there has been no casualty reported on either side.

Army sources said one to two militants were hiding in the area and efforts are on to flush them out.

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