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Three killed, 14 wounded; arms seized in J

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Srinagar, Aug 25 (UNI) Two militants and a woman were killed while 14 people, including six security personnel, wounded as troops seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition in Jammu and Kashmir during the past 24 hours, an official spokesman said today.

He said security forces and the police, following a tip off, cordoned off Peer Nallah, Dardpora village under the Lalpora police station in north Kashmir's Kupwara district late last night.

During the operation, militants opened fire on the security personnel which was effectively retaliated, the spokesman added.

In the ensuing encounter, one militant was killed. One RPG launcher, three RPG rounds, two HE boosters, one RPG telescope, AK rifle, a magazine, 23 rounds and one wireless set were seized from the encounter site, he said.

The spokesman said militants shot dead a woman identified as Shabnam alias Guddi, an employee in the Block Development Office, in her house at Upper Dandi, Bhaderwah in Doda district of Jammu region during the intervening night of August 24-25.

A UNI report from Jammu said a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant was killed by the Army and the police in an encounter at Banola in Mendhar area of Poonch district. One AK rifle with two magazines were seized from the possession of the slain militant.

Security forces also arrested two militants at Jogi Morh in Mendhar area last evening and seized one pistol, two magazines and 16 rounds of ammunition.

The spokesman said militants hurled a hand grenade in Seri Bazar, Bhaderwah in the same district last evening which exploded, causing injuries to six security personnel and eight civilians. The wounded were later hospitalised.

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