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Two soldiers hurt in Kashmir gun battle

Jammu, July 17 (Calcutta Tube) Two soldiers were injured in a gun battle between security forces and a group of terrorists that entered its fifth day Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, army sources said.

After a night-long lull in the Beri Rakh forests in Mendhar, some 230 km from here, the gunfight erupted again Saturday morning. Two soldiers, including a junior commissioned officer, were injured, the sources said.

The army lost Major Amit Thenge in the gun battle Tuesday night and now the number of injured has risen to 11, including a colonel and a major.

A group of four terrorists had come from across the Line of Control (LoC) that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan and two of them have been killed, the sources added.

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