3 militants, 2 soldiers killed in 48-hour gun-battle in Kashmi

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Srinagar, Jun 29 (UNI) Three militants and two soldiers were killed in a fierce 48-hour-long gunbattle with security forces recovering arms and ammunition and one suspected person taking away a weapon in Jammu and Kashmir overnight.

Official sources said today an encounter took place at Kachpathir Mamar during a search operation on Friday.

During the operation, which ended today, three militants and two soldiers were killed. Three AK rifles and other arms and ammunition were recovered from the slain militants.

An official spokesman said security forces busted a hideout at Hattan Seri Ghai forest in Rajouri and recovered a large quantity of arms and ammunition, including two rifles, 10 magazines, 300 rounds, 14 Pika rounds, 78 pistol rounds, 12 hand grenades, two IEDS 20 detonators, two remote controls of IED, one kg explosive, eight diaries, one code sheet and pencil cells. However, no one was arrested.

He said one Riaz Ahmed took away an AK rifle from the house of Special Police officer (SPO) at Gurmal Doad.

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