4 militants killed in gunfight in India-controlled Kashmir

09:41, June 01, 2010      

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Four militants were killed and an Indian Army trooper was injured Monday in a gunfight in India-controlled Kashmir, defense officials said.

The gunfight broke out in the early morning inside Hamam- Rafiabad forests of Baramulla district, around 75 km northwest of Srinagar city, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir.

"A gunfight broke out this morning in the Rafiabad forests during which four militants were killed. The operation was carried out Sunday night on an intelligence input about the presence of militants in the area. In the gunfight one trooper also sustained injuries," said Col. Vineet Sood, defense spokesman based in Srinagar.

The operation in the area is going on and further details are awaited.

Defense officials also claimed recovery of ammunition and four assault rifles from the possession of slain militants.

The month of May witnessed several gunfights in the area during which several militants were killed.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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