Gunbattle in J&K’s Ramban; 3 militants holed up

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 13:45

Jammu: A fierce gunbattle broke out on Tuesday between top Lashkar-e-Toiba militants and security forces near
the Jammu-Srinagar national highway in Ramban district where
three militants are holed up.

Acting on a tip-off, police and Army troops launched a
cordon and search operation close to the highway at
Manjote-Nachlana belt, 150 kms from here, Deputy Inspector
General (DIG), Ramban-Doda-Kishtwar range, Maneesh Sinha said.

A fierce gunbattle broke out between the militants and
the security forces, which was going on when the reports last
came in, he said.

Three militants are holed up in the area, he said.

As per the reports, top Lashkar-e-Toiba commander Kari
Zubair is also holed up in the gunfight.


First Published: Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 13:45

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