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Kupwara gunfight: Two soldiers succumb to injuries, death toll 8

Srinagar: Two soldiers who were critically injured in a gunfight in Kupwara woods have succumbed to injuries, taking the death toll to 8.

Earlier, five militants and an armyman were killed in the gunfight in Rungdori Behak area of Jumgund in Keran sector.

“Despite prevailing inclement weather conditions, casualties have been evacuated. Unfortunately, two more soldiers succumbed to their injuries, others are presently undergoing treatment. Total three soldiers martyred,” Defense Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia in a statement said, adding” Operation is in progress”. (GNS)

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