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Trooper wounded, internet shut in Uri as gunfight rages inside LoC

Internet was shut down in the Uri sector along the Line of Control in Kashmir valley after troops of the Indian Army engaged with a group of infiltrators for the second day on Monday, reports said.

The reports said at least six heavily armed militants were able to cross the Line of Control which divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan and engaged in a fire exchange with the Indian Army.

New Delhi-based NDTV in a report said that an army trooper was also injured in the initial exchange of fire.

The internet was even snapped in Uri town of Baramulla district, over 100 kilometers from the summer capital Srinagar.

The Television station quoted unnamed army officials saying that the operation was underway for over 30 hours now.

The infiltration attempt was detected late Saturday evening, coinciding with the fifth anniversary of the Uri attack in which 19 Indian soldiers were killed after two suicide attackers stormed a military installation on September 18, 2016.

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