Indian troopers, policeman injured in gunbattle in India-controlled Kashmir

09:39, January 14, 2010      

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Two Indian army troopers and a policeman were injured Wednesday evening during an ongoing gun battle with militants in India-controlled Kashmir, police said.

The gun battle broke out in village Khazanbal-Tangmarg of district Kulgam, 110km south of Srinagar, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir.

According to police, the village was cordoned Wednesday evening following a tip off about the presence of militants there.

The gunfight started after Indian army and police came under fire from the militants who had taken shelter in a residential house. The fire was returned by the contingents of army and special operations group of police.

"We received the information about presence of militants in this area. Soon after, operation was carried out to track down the militants. However, in the gun battle two army personnel and one policeman have got injured," said Superintendent of Police Kulgam,Kesuram Churasiya.

Churasiya said that the operation has been suspended in the night due to poor visibility.

Source: Xinhua
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