Gunfight on with trapped militants in Kashmir village

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Srinagar, July 11 (IANS) A gunfight was on Tuesday night between three militants trapped in a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Badgam district and security forces surrounding the village, officials said.

The gunfight broke out in Radpug village of Mahagam area at around 7.30 p.m. when the militants opened fire at a joint security team undertaking cordon and search operations in wake of the attack on the Amarnath pilgrims on Monday, a police official said.

The security team comprised personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), army’s counter-insurgency Rashtriya Rifles and Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Special Operation Group.

A CRPF official said that troopers of 176 Battalion were on the operation along with 2nd RR and SoG when the shootout broke out. “Three terrorists are trapped,” he added.

–IANS

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