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Militants Kill Two Army Personnel in Kashmir Gunfight

Published: 13th February 2016 09:38 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2016 09:39 AM   |  A+A-

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Army personnel march towards the site where militants hiding during the ongoing encounter in which four army jawans and one militants killed at Hafruda forest area of Handwara in north Kashmir on October 5. | PTI

By IANS

SRINAGAR: Two army personnel were killed and four others injured on Saturday in a gunfight between militants and security forces in north Kashmir's Kupwara district..

"Two army personnel were killed and four others including an officer injured in the encounter with militants in Marsari village of Chowkibal border area," a senior police officer told IANS here. 

"The house in which the militants were holed up has been destroyed in the operation."

Security forces including Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Special Operations Group (SOG) of state police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) surrounded a house in Marsari village last evening on information that a group of militants were hiding there.

When the security forces closed in on the house, the militants opened fire.

The two victims succumbed to their injuries in the hospital.

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