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Senior BSF officer among six injured in Jammu gunfight

IANS  |  Jammu 

At least six border troopers, including a Deputy Inspector General, were injured in a gunfight with a group of infiltrators from near the International Border in Jammu on Tuesday, the state police said.

A police officer said the six men from the were injured when an ammunition dump caught fire and exploded during the gunfight.

The six severely wounded troopers included DIG B.S. Kasana and Inspector Sarabjit Singh, a police officer said.

The gunfight raged on in Samba, some 40 km south of here, after the infiltrators attacked a BSF post near the International Border. Two militants have been killed in the shootout that was still under way.

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First Published: Tue, November 29 2016. 13:34 IST
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