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Three guerrillas, one soldier killed in Kashmir gunfights

Posted on Aug 24 2014 | IANS

Srinagar, Aug 24 : Three guerrillas and a soldier were killed and another army man critically injured Sunday in two gunfights in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, officials said.

"Three militants have been killed in the ongoing gun battle between security forces and militants in Kalaroos forest of Kupwara district," a police officer told IANS here.

The injured soldier was taken to the army's base hospital in Badami Bagh cantonment area of Srinagar, the officer said.

Personnel from the counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles were engaged in the gunfight in Kalaroos forest area with heavily armed guerrillas who had infiltrated into the valley two days back. The forest area is around 95 km from Srinagar.

In another incident, a soldier was killed by separatist guerrillas Sunday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Kupwara district.

"A soldier was killed near the LoC in Tangdhar area in militant firing today (Sunday)," a police officer told IANS.

"The soldier was killed in the ongoing operation against militants in the area that has been continuing since the last fortnight in which four militants have been killed so far," the officer said.

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