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Gunbattle on in J&K’s Kulgam district; two security men injured

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 18:53

Srinagar: At least two security personnel,
including a Special Police Officer, were injured Wednesday evening
when militants opened fire on security forces, triggering a
gunbattle, at a village in Kulgam district of South Kashmir,
official sources said.

SPO Zahoor Ahmad and a soldier were injured when
militants, hiding at village Khazanbal near Tangmarg, 75 km
from here, opened indiscriminate fire on a joint search party
of the police and Rashtriya Rifles, sources said.

They said the security forces returned the fire and a
gunbattle was going on between the two sides when last reports
were received.

Reinforcements have rushed to the village to plug all
escape routes so that the militants cannot flee the area, the
sources said.


First Published: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 - 18:53

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