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Police officer, Army jawan killed in encounter with militants

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 18:18

Srinagar: A police sub-inspector and an Army
jawan were killed in a fierce gunbattle with militants on Tuesday
in Tral town in south Kashmir, police officials said.

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

As the security forces entered the house where the
militants were hiding, they faced a hail of bullets killing
Sub-Inspector Norbo and an army jawan, who has not been
identified yet.

After a fierce gunbattle, which lasted nearly two hours,
security forces entered the house and retrieved the bodies of
their colleagues, the officials said. However, the ultras had
escaped from the house.

The area continues to be under tight cordon as the
militants, believed to be two to three in number, are
suspected to have taken refuge in some nearby houses.


First Published: Tuesday, April 5, 2011 - 18:18

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