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Three guerrillas, civilian die in attack on army camp

 2015-11-25 09:36:40.0

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Srinagar: �Three separatist guerrillas and a civilian were killed on Wednesday when soldiers repulsed an attack on an army camp in Jammu and Kashmir.�A senior police officer said the three militants who stormed the camp in Tangdhar town of Kupwara district were killed by security forces in a gun battle.

Tangdhar town is located close to the border with Pakistan. It is home to 3/1 Gorkha Rifles camp. "A civilian working for the army was also killed in the encounter while a junior commissioned officer (JCO) was injured," he said. The officer was taken to a hospital.�Soon after the attack, a huge fire erupted in the petrol depot at the camp. Three AK-47 rifles were recovered from the slain militants, police said.�The Jaish-e-Muhammad (JeM) claimed responsibility for the attack. A caller identifying himself as a JeM spokesman called a Srinagar-based news agency and said the attackers had inflicted "heavy casualties" on the army. (IANS)

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