Hizb ultra, two security jawans killed in gunfight
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:18
Srinagar: A Hizbul Mujahideen militant and two security force jawans, including a police Sub-Inspector, were killed in a fierce gunbattle with ultras in Tral town in south Kashmir on Tuesday.

Police and troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in Dadsar village in the town, 35-km from here, following a tip-off about the presence of militants there, officials said.

As security force personnel entered the house where the ultras were hiding, they faced a volley of bullets fired by the militants.

Sub-Inspector Norbo and an army jawan were killed in the firing, the officials said.

The security forces retaliated and in the ensuing gunbattle a self-styled Hizb district commander identified as Sajad Ahmad Dar alias Balle Balle was killed.

After the gunfight which lasted for nearly two hours, security forces entered the house and retrieved the bodies of their colleagues.

The ultras had managed to escape from the house.

Later, the security forces conducted searches in the area and recovered the body of Dar.

The slain militant was said to be involved in the killing of National Conference leader Ghulam Mohiuddin Bhat at Pinglish in Tral town on Macrh 30.


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 21:18

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