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Two suspects killed on LoC in Kupwara

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Srinagar: Bodies of two suspects were recovered along Line of Control (LoC) in Keran sector of Kupwara following an exchange of fire, police said.

“As reported by the Army, at approximately 0015 hours on 28th June, some suspicious movement was observed close to the fence in general area India Gate – Bichu in Keran sector of Kupwara by own fence patrol party. The suspected movement was challenged by the Army’s patrol party,” a police spokesperson said.

On being challenged, the suspects opened fire at the patrol party, which retaliated, he said.

Following a search, two persons were found dead, he added.

Four AK rifles, eight magazines and two packets of narcotics were found on their bodies. Two more AK rifles along with magazines and four grenades were found on the other side of the fence, the spokesperson said.

The deceased were identified as Majid Chechi and Shamsudin Beigh. They are believed to have come to receive a cache of arms and narcotics and facilitate infiltration of militants, said the spokesperson.

The spokesperson said a case has been registered and an investigation is underway in the matter.

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