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Six Army men killed in J&K

Srinagar, August 11
As many as 16 people, including seven militants and six security personnel, were killed in militancy-related incidents in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, an official spokesman said here today.

Four Army jawans were killed when a group of heavily armed militants opened fire and threw grenades at troops near the Line of Control at Kalsian in the Noushera sector of the Rajouri district this morning, he said. Troops retaliated by killing a militant. An AK rifle, two magazines, five grenades and 132 rounds were seized from him.

Two militants and a jawan were killed in a fierce gunbattle at Sarachi village in Banihal tehsil last night. Another jawan was injured in the encounter. A Pika gun, an AK rifle with 200 rounds and six grenades were seized from the slain militants.

One militant each was killed in separate encounters with the Army at Marote and Jandidar (Keri) in the Poonch and Rajouri districts today, he said. Two AK rifles, seven magazines, nine grenades, 189 rounds, one pistol, one Ubgl grenade, one radio set and two IEDs were seized from them.

Militants attacked an Army operation party in the Salotri forest area in the Poonch district late last night, killing a jawan and injuring four others, he said.

Militants barged into the house of Ghulam Hassan Magray at Kandi in the frontier district of Kupwara and killed his wife Zooni, he said. PTI


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