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4 militants, 2 jawans killed in Jammu and Kashmir encounters

Monday, 25 August 2014 - 5:15am IST | Place: Srinagar | Agency: dna

The Indian army killed four militants in separate operations along the line of control in north Kashmir's Kupwara district in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

It lost two soldiers in in gunbattles with the ultras. Colonel SD Goswami, defence spokesman at Northern Command headquarters, said the intruders were killed in the Kalaroos sector.

In another crackdown, a joint team of Rashtriya Rifles and the J&K Police busted a major militant hideout in Darna village of Bimalnag area of Kishtwar district.

The security forces recovered seven weapons, including two AK rifles, one 9mm carbine machine gun, two pistols, two revolvers, 3,254 rounds of assorted ammunition, six UBGL grenades, 73 hand grenades and five radio sets, which apparently belonged to terrorist Jahangir of Hizbul Mujahideen.

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