Three militants, civilian killed in Tangdhar gunfight: Army

Three militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight between army and militants in Tangdhar region of north Kashmir’s Kupwara district, officials said.
Three militants, civilian killed in Tangdhar gunfight: Army
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Three militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight between army and militants in Tangdhar region of north Kashmir's Kupwara district, officials said.

The gunfight had erupted in the region early today morning after militants attacked an army base near LoC in Tangdhar.

"A civilian working for the army was also killed in the encounter while a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured," said an official. The officer was taken to a hospital.

A senior army officer of Northern Command told Greater Kashmir that three militants have so far been killed in the gunfight.

He said they have retrieved three bodies and recovered three AK 47 rifles from their possession.

However, he didn't reveal the identity of the deceased militants.

Earlier, Jaish-e-Muhammad militant outfit claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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