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Army jawan killed in Poonch encounter

An army jawan was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch just before polling for the first phase started in the district.

india Updated: Nov 17, 2008 10:20 IST

An army jawan was killed in an encounter between security forces and militants on Monday near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch just before polling for the first phase started in the district.

An encounter took place when security forces opened fire on a group of militants who tried to enter into this side to sabotage the election process in Berirukh area in Mendhar assembly constituency, officials said.

In the gun battle, a jawan was killed. The encounter is still going on and two militants are suspected to be still in the area, they said.