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Oct 01, 2012 at 01:30pm IST

J&K: Army kills five terrorists at Kangan in Ganderbal

Srinagar: The Indian Army has killed five terrorists in a fierce encounter at Kangan in Ganderbal district of Jammy and Kashmir. The encounter took place on Monday morning.

"Five terrorists have been killed in a counter-insurgency operation in Wangat forest area of Kangan. We are trying to ascertain the identity and group affiliation of the slain terrorists," defence spokesman Lt Colonel JS Brar said. Police sources said the slain terrorists were believed to be a group of foreigners, who might have infiltrated into the Valley recently.

Meanwhile, in another terror-related incident, ultras fired upon a joint party of Army and police in Poshwari area of Shopian district in south Kashmir but there were no casualties reported.

J&K: Army kills 5 terrorists in Ganderbal

The fierce encounter took place Kangan in Ganderbal district of Jammy and Kashmir.

The joint search party was fired upon at around 9.30 AM from an orchard but the security forces did not retaliate due to the presence of civilians, who were packing apples, the sources said. A search operation has been launched in the area to track down the assailants, they added.

(With additional information from PTI)

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