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Jawan injured in encounter in Poonch

Last Updated: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 14:08

Jammu: An Army jawan was on Thursday injured in an encounter which broke out between security forces and militants in Poonch district of Jammun and Kashmir, an Army officer said.

Acting on a tip off about the presence of a group of militants, troops of 20 and 16 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search and cordon operation in Mohra belt of Surakote tehsil
in Poonch district early today, he said.

Militants opened indiscriminate firing on the security forces, who also retaliated following which a gunfight broke out.

An Army jawan identified as Gurpreet Singh of 16 RR was injured, he said, adding he was later hospitalised.

The encounter was still on when the reports last came in, he said.


First Published: Thursday, November 25, 2010 - 14:08
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