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Three militants killed in Kupwara gunfight

IANS | Srinagar |

Three militants were killed in a gunfight with the security forces in a forested area of Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Tuesday, police said. Exchange of fire was still on in the area.

“Three militants have so far been killed in a gunfight with security forces in Halmatpora forest area of Kupwara. The operation is still going on,” said a police officer.

The gunfight broke out when militants, hiding in the foresrt, fired at a security force party of the Rashtriya Rifles and the state police’s Special Operations Group (SOG).

Additional deployments of security forces were rushed to the area to augment the strength of the security forces and to establish a firm cordon around the group of militants in the area.