Two SOG personnel injured in Jammu gunfight

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Srinagar :Two SOG personnel of Jammu and Kashmir police were injured in a gunfight with a group of militants in Nagrota area of Jammu on Thursday, officials said. The gunfight which according to the officials started around 5 a.m. also led to the closure of Jammu-Srinagar highway.

A local news gathering agency Global News Service (GNS) quoting unnamed officials reported that the gunbattle started near the toll plaza in the Ban area of Nagrota when some militants opened fire at police and paramilitary forces. The militants, they said, were hiding in a vehicle. The Army also joined the operation, they said. In the initial phase of the gunfight, they said, two SOG personnel were injured who were later hospitalized.

The injured have been identified as Kuldeep Raj (32) of Akhnoor and Mohammad Ishaq Malik (40) of Neel Qasim Banihal Ramban. Both have been admitted in GMC Jammu with injuries on neck and their condition is said to be stable. Meanwhile sources said that four militants have been killed but it was not officially confirmed so far. (GNS)

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