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Suspected militants attacked Pakistani troops amid a search operation in a former Taliban and al-Qaida stronghold in the northwest near the Afghan border, triggering a shootout that killed three soldiers, the army said Sunday.

Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday saluted the valour and grit of the Indian soldiers on the occasion of 21st anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas. He saluted the unwavering courage, patriotism and valour of Indian soldiers.

Rajendra Singh of Jhunjhunu and Kamal Kumar of Churu district were at the post in Tangdhar area of Kupwara district when avalanche hit it on Tuesday afternoon.

The violence has also spilt over into Burkina Faso and Niger where militants have exploited existing inter-communal strife, leaving hundreds dead.

Capt Pradeep Bali (retd) from the Zila Sainik Board said Palu Ram sacrificed his life at the age of 19 during the war in Italy's Poggio Alto in 1944 while fighting the German forces. Singh was said to be of 18 years of age when he fought the war.

Srinagar: Five Pakistani soldiers have been killed over the last two days on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri and Poonch districts, Defence Ministry sources said on Tuesday. Three Pakistani soldiers were killed and another injured when the Indian Army foiled an infiltration bid in Nowshera sector of the LoC in Rajouri district on Monday …

Srinagar: Six Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists were gunned down, while one IAF Garud personnel was martyred and two Army men sustained injuries in a gunfight on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir’s Bandipora district, an official said. It is worth mentioning that one of the slain terrorists has been identified as Owaid, who is the son of Abdul Rehman Makki …

New Delhi: A brief scuffle between Indian and Chinese troops was reported from Ladakh region in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, informed sources said, even as Army officials in Delhi refused comment. The Chinese soldiers are said to have attempted to cross the Line of Actual Control near Pangong lake, but were stopped by Indian …