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3 soldiers, two militants killed in Rajouri

Srinagar, Oct 21:Three army men and two militants were killed in a gunfight near the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, army said.

A spokesman said that Indian army had a fierce encounter with heavily armed militants very close to the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani sector at about 1:45 PM.

“The patrol killed two intruders and recovered warlike stores including two AK-47 rifles,” he said. “Immediate reaction from other posts effectively cordoned the area and the search and destroy operation is in progress.”

Three soldiers were killed in the operation, he said, adding that a soldier suffered grave injuries and has been air evacuated to Army Command hospital, Udhampur where his condition is reported to be stable.