Gun battle in Jammu and Kashmir kills 7

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Sepoy Ajay Kumar, 42 Rashtriya Rifles, succumbed to his injuries at Army's 92 Base Hospital in Badami Bagh Cantonment area here.

Latif Gojri, special operations group member.

However, Defence Ministry spokesman was not available for give details about the operation.Helicopters and drones were pressed into service to locate the militants, they said, adding the operation was still going on when the reports last came in.

SRINAGAR, Indian-controlled Kashmir, April 24 (Xinhua) - Four militants, an Indian army trooper, and a policeman were killed Tuesday in a fierce gunfight in restive Indian-controlled Kashmir, police said.

Abid Ahmad of Khargund and Ishfaq Ahmad of Handoora were killed along with two non local militants in Lam forests of Tral.

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In the encounter that ensued, which went on for almost three hours, four militants were gunned down.

Heavy reinforcements laid a cordon around a vast area to prevent the militants from fleeing. They helped hunt down the militants.

Four militants have been killed in the operation at Goiytengo forests in Laam area, a top police officer said.

Tral was the hometown of Hizb commander Burhan Wani, whose death in 2016 triggered a months-long unrest in which around 100 civilians died and thousands were injured. Two army men and a policeman belonging to the SOG also sustained serious bullet wounds.