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At least 15 houses gutted in fierce gunfight in Srinagar

Photo: Umar Ganie.

Srinagar: At least fifteen houses were destroyed in a gun-battle between the armed forces and Kashmiri militants in the capital region of Srinagar’s Kanimazar neighbourhood on Tuesday.

Two Hizb-ul Mujahideen militants, including Junaid Sehrai, son of Kashmiri resistance leader Ashraf Sehrai, were killed in the gunfight.

In the fire-fight which broke out on the intervening night in May 18-19 in Nawakadal area of Srinagar, a Jammu and Kashmir Police constable and a CRPF soldier sustained injuries.

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