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Two militants killed in encounter in Kupawara

By Mukhtar Ahmad
Last updated on: March 24, 2010 11:08 IST

Two infiltrators were killed on Wednesday morning when security forces foiled an infiltration bid along the Line of Control in the Keran sector of Kupwara district.

A defence spokesman said army troops guarding the LoC spotted a group of militants trying to infiltrate into this side.

"The infiltrators were challenged to surrender upon which they opened fire, triggering a gunfight during which two infiltrators were killed," the spokesman said.

"Searches in the area are continuing although the firing has stopped," he added.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
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