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Army jawan killed in militant firing

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 16:25

Srinagar: An Army jawan was on Tuesday killed in militant firing on a security picket in Kupwara district of north Kashmir, officials said.

Militants opened fire on Rani post in Handwara, 90-kms from here, in the wee hours, wounding Lance Naik Rajesh Kumar, they said.

He later succumbed to the injuries at hospital.
Efforts are on to nab the militants, who fled in the face of retaliation by security personnel, they said.
No militant outfit has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

First Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 - 16:25
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