Firing Resumes in Arnia, Death toll Reaches 11

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KL Report

JAMMU

While the Army had been conducting search operations to flush out remaining militants hidden in the area, firing between militants and forces in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir has commenced again Friday morning.

Reports said that 11 people have been killed in the firing along the International Border.

On Thursday, four militants, four civilians and three army men were killed in the firing so far. The militants had taken refuge in a makeshift bunker wearing combat uniform from where they attacked two Army bunkers leading to a gun battle with the forces.

“3 civilians have lost their lives along with 3 army personnel, my condolences to the families. 4 militants have been neutralised in Arnia,” Chief Minister Omar Abdullah tweeted.

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