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Indian forces encounter still on in Gurez in J&K; 15 bodies found

IRNA

New Delhi, Sept 29, IRNA -- Indian security forces Monday said the 
encounter with militants in Gurez sector of Baramulla district in 
Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was still on and at least 15 bodies of 
militants, who tried to infiltrate into the Indian territory, have 
been found, local media reported here on Monday. 
"15 bodies have been recovered so far. As per intercepts, the 
figure is much higher. The exchange of fire between the two sides, 
which started Sunday night, is still on," Lt. Col. Mukhtar Singh said 
in Srinagar. 
Earlier reports had said 12 militants were so far killed by 
security forces in the sector in north Kashmir, foiling their 
infiltration bid. 
In a related development, Pakistani troops resorted to mortar 
shelling along the line of control (LoC) targeting civilian areas and 
defense establishments killing a teenaged boy and wounding an Indian 
soldier in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir since Sunday evening,
official sources said Monday. 
In the shelling along LoC in Kalaban, Kalsian, Jhangard, Kalal, 
Laam, Bhawani, Makri areas of Noushera sector of Rajouri district one 
teenager was killed and an Indian army soldier was injured in Kalaban 
and Nakri areas late Sunday night. 
The injured has been hospitalized, the sources said and added 
Indian troops retaliated and exchange of shelling was on in these 
areas till Monday morning. 
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