Encounter in Doda; Hizb militant held with arms
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Last Updated: Friday, April 23, 2010, 23:26
  
Jammu: Security forces are engaged in a gunbattle with Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) militants at Manwal area in Doda district, even as one militant of the group was arrested from Ramban district Saturday.

Following information on presence of ultras, a cordon-and -search operation was launched by army and police in Manwal area of in Gandoh this evening, official sources told a news agency.

During searches, militants fired on the forces, which retaliated. Two militants of HM are trapped in the cordon, they said.

In a separate raid, troops arrested an HM militant identified as Abdul Gaffar Naik from Koot Khari area in Banihal tehsil of Ramban district. One pistol, 17 rounds, one grenade and some detonators were recovered from him, they said.

PTI


First Published: Friday, April 23, 2010, 23:26


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