2 Killed In Exchange Of Fire At Kashmir LoC: Police

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Srinagar- Two alleged militant associates were shot dead by soldiers along the Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of North Kashmir’s Kupwara district, police said.

In a statement issued here, a police spokesperson said that army reported that the soldiers of the fence patrol party observed some suspicious movement around 0015hrs on Tuesday in general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector.
The army’s patrol party, he said, challenged the suspected movement, drawing fire from the fence side which was retaliated.

“On search, two individuals were found dead on own side of fence in possession of 04 AK rifles, 08 Magazines and 02 packets of narcotics whereas 02 more AK rifles along with magazines and 04 grenades were found on the other side of fence,” the spokesperson said.

Army, he said, has recovered war like store in the operation, including AK 47 & 56 rifles – 5, AK rifle Shotgun – 01, Magazines-15, 7.62mm API rds – 128 rounds, 7.62mm Ball rounds – 177 rounds, Grenades- 04 and Narcotics – 2 pkts.

The police spokesperson said that a case has been registered and investigation taken up.

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