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Two Hizbul militants killed in Jammu-Kashmir gunfight

Last Updated: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 09:17

Jammu: Two militants of the Hizbul Mujaheedin were killed in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir`s Doda district, police said on Saturday.

"One militant was killed last (Friday) night while the other early Saturday morning," Doda Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhat Singh told a news agency.

He said the security forces comprising police and the Indian Army laid cordon around the mountainous forest in Gandoh, about 180 km north-east of Jammu, Friday night following information about presence of a group of militants there.

The gunfight began late Friday evening after the contact with militants was established.

"Tanvir Ahmad, one of the killed militants, was the area commander of Hizbul while the other Zubair Ahmad was his close associate. The security forces recovered both the bodies today (Saturday) morning," Singh said.


First Published: Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 09:17

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