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Srinagar: Three militants were killed and an army soldier injured in a night-long gunfight in Kashmir’s Kupwara district, an official said on Sunday .

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“At 8 p.m. yesterday (Saturday) a search party of 21 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) and police was fired upon by hiding militants in Khumhaira forests (Handwara) in the Kupwara district,” a senior police official said.

“The area was immediately cordoned off and reinforcements were rushed to ensure that the hiding militants could not escape. In the ensuing encounter, three militants were killed, while an army soldier has been injured,” he added.

“Search operation is still on in the area.”

(IANS)

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Pakistan Rejects Any Link to Kashmir Terror Attack

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern".

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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of "grave concern" and it had been condemning "heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley". Pixabay

Pakistan has denied any involvement in the suicide attack that claimed the lives of 45 CRPF troopers in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that the attack was a matter of “grave concern” and it had been condemning “heightened acts of violence in the (Kashmir) Valley”.

“We strongly reject any insinuation by elements in the Indian government and media circles that seek to link the attack to the State of Pakistan without investigations,” said the statement.

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The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. Wikimedia

The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM), a Pakistan-based outfit, claimed responsibility for the attack in Pulwama district. It was the worst ever attack on security forces on any single day since a separatist campaign broke out in Jammu and Kashmir in 1989.

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India said the JeM was led by “international terrorist” Masood Azhar, who had been given full freedom by Islamabad to operate and expand his terror infrastructure in territories under the control of Pakistan and to carry out attacks in India and elsewhere with impunity. (IANS)

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