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Srinagar: Two guerrillas were killed late on Sunday near the line of control (LoC) in Kupwara district of North Kashmir where a soldier had also been killed on Saturday.

Kashmir_mapGunfights started in Tangdhar and Keran sectors of the LoC in Kupwara district during infiltration attempts by guerrillas on Saturday and Sunday respectively.

Two militants have been killed in the ongoing gunfight in Keran sector while one soldier was killed on Saturday in Tangdhar sector, defense spokesman, Lt. Col. N.N. Joshi said here in Srinagar.

Operations in those areas have not been called off yet as searches continue at both these places, Joshi added.

In Tangdhar a group of five to six heavily armed men were intercepted on Saturday after they managed to cross into the Indian side from Pakistan.

In Keran, army troopers again intercepted a group of seven to eight guerrillas on Sunday after they sneaked into the Indian side.

(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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