Militant, policeman killed in J&K encounter

Last Updated: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 13:59

Srinagar: An unidentified militant and a
head constable of Jammu and Kashmir police were on Saturday killed
in an encounter in Keller area of Shopian district of the
Kashmir Valley.

Following a tip-off about the presence of ultras in
the house of Khadim Shah, security forces launched a search
operation in Donadu village of Keller area, 55 kms from here,
in Shopian district this morning, officials said.

As the security forces were planning to break into the
house, the militants dragged in head constable Gulab Singh.

The security forces asked the militants to surrender
and release the cop but the ultras refused the offer, they
said.

The militants killed the policeman after which a
fierce gunbattle began between the two sides, they said.

One militant has been killed so far, the officials
said, adding the operation was still in progress.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 19, 2011 - 13:59

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