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Four army men, two militants killed in Gurez gunfight

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Srinagar , 07 Aug 2018

At least four Army men, including a Major  and two militants were killed in a fierce gunfight along the Line of Control in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's  Bandipora district on Monday. A massive counter-infiltration operation is under way in the district along the LoC. Srinagar-based defence spokesman  Col Rajesh Kalia said the gunfight between a group of infiltrating militants and the Army erupted at around 1 am in the sector, over 180 km from here.  They said the operation is still in progress.“As they were challenged, six to eight militants opened fire triggering an intense gunfight. So far, four Army  men, including a Major, have been killed. Two militants have also been gunned down,” Col Rajesh Kalia said.The bodies of the militants are yet to be  retrieved. He said there is a possibility that a few of the militants may have gone back to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, adding that the counter-infiltration  operation is still going on.While defence sources claimed it was an infiltration bid that was foiled, Bandipora DC Shahid Choudhary said there was a  ceasefire violation in the Gurez sector.Police sources in north Kashmir said cross-border firing and shelling started on the LoC near Baktoor Gurez.  (PTK)


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