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Security forces gun down five militants in Kashmir

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Srinagar: Five militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Kashmir’s Bandipora district on Saturday, army said.

According to reports, Joint team of Army, Special Operations Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police and Central Reserve Police Force launched a cordon-and-search-operation after “specific inputs” about presence of militants in Chandergair area of Hajin.

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“As they approached the suspected spot, the hiding militants fired upon them which was retaliated, triggering an encounter. Exchange of fire is going on,” reports said.

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While confirming the incident, Defence spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said that five militants were killed in the ongoing gunfight. “A soldier of 13 RR also injured in the gunfight,” he said.

Spokesman further added, more militants are believed to be trapped inside the area.

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