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Friday, 18 October, 2002, 04:55 GMT 05:55 UK
Suspected militants killed in Kashmir
Security officials in Indian-administered Kashmir say five separatist militants have been shot dead in a gun battle with Indian troops.

Officials say the gunmen were killed after they were spotted crossing the line of control from the Pakistani part of Kashmir on Thursday.

Troops are now searching for other militants who are thought to be hiding in the area, which lies in the district of Poonch.

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