Militant suspected to have been killed in Pulwama encounter
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 21:55
  
Srinagar: A militant is suspected to have been killed in a day-long encounter with security forces in Pulwama district on Wednesday.

"A militant identified as Ghulam Mohammad Mir alias Mohammad Tractor, resident of Gulshanpora, was killed in an ongoing encounter with security forces in the house of Master Ghulam Nabi Mir at Mir Mohalla in Dadasir," official sources said.

However, Deputy Inspector General of Police (South Kashmir) Kamal Saine said, "The encounter is still going on. We can confirm the death of the militant only after recovering the body from the debris," he said.

The gunbattle broke out when militants hiding in a house fired on a joint search party of police and troops of 42 Rashtriya Rifles at Mir Mohalla in Dadasir, 40 km from here, this morning.

Searches were conducted in Dadasir yesterday also.

Meanwhile, an Army jawan was injured when militants opened fire on a security patrol at Larigam, also in Tral, 44 km from here, official sources said.

Security forces retaliated and exchange of fire was still going on when reports were last received, the sources said.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 21:55


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