Two more militants killed, toll four in Kulgam gunfight

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Army men stay guard during a gunfight in south Kashmir
Army men stay guard during a gunfight in south Kashmir (Photo Credit: Reshi Irshad)

KULGAM — Four militants were killed in a brief shootout in Asthal village of Kulgam.

Police sources said that militants this evening attacked patrolling party of 9 RR in Asthal village of Kulgam. Government forces retaliated, resulting in the encounter. Four militants were killed in the exchange of fire.

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One Army officer identified as Major Patel has also received bullet injury. Sources said that the officer received bullet in the leg and was shifted to hospital for treatment.

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