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Kupwara Army Camp Attack: AK-47s, Grenade Launcher Recovered

The militants were wearing combat jackets and black Pathani suits.

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Updated:April 27, 2017, 3:18 PM IST
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Kupwara Army Camp Attack: AK-47s, Grenade Launcher Recovered
TV grab of the incident.

New Delhi: Three soldiers were killed and five injured when militants attacked an Army camp in Chokibal area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir early on Thursday. Two terrorists were eliminated and combing operations were underway.

Sources said the search for another terrorist is still on.

The Army recovered three AK 47s rifles, one Chinese pistol and a grenade launcher from the terrorists. Two GPS devices, one mobile phone and maps were also recovered.

The militants were wearing combat jackets and black Pathani suits.

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Sources had earlier said that five soldiers were killed in the attack, but later said three had been martyred.

The Valley has witnessed a string of violent incidents this month starting with clashes between civilians and security forces in the run-up to the Srinagar bypolls on April 9.

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Videos filmed during the unrest have further fuelled tensions in the area. The PDP-BJP government in the state had on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites and applications, including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter in Kashmir on the grounds that these were being misused to fan trouble.

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| Edited by: Swati Sharma
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