Five militants killed, two army men injured in Kupwara gunfight

Srinagar, May 21 (IANS) Five separatist guerrillas were killed on Saturday and two army men injured in a gunfight between the security forces and holed up militants in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir.

Defence sources told IANS here: “Five terrorists have been killed in the Chak Drugmulla encounter in Kupwara district between the security forces and the terrorists.

“We have recovered five weapons from the gunned down terrorists and firing exchanges have stopped in the area although a search operation is still going on there,” they said.

The identities of the slain terrorists were being established, they said.

“Two of our soldiers sustained injuries in the engagement with the terrorists. They have been shifted to hospital and their condition is stated to be stable.”

Earlier a senior police officer had said, “A group of guerrillas had been holed up inside an abandoned house in the village that was surrounded by the troops of Rashtriya Rifles (RR), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and members of the special operations group (SOG) of state police”.

–IANS

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