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Fierce encounter breaks out in Rajouri, militant killed

india Updated: Apr 01, 2010 17:37 IST
Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir

A militant was on Thursday killed in an encounter between ultras and security personnel in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir.

During a search on the third day of anti-terrorist operation, the security forces tracked down a group of 3-4 militants in Bagla forest area in Triyath belt of the district around 1430 hours, Brigadier General Staff (BGS), 16 Corps, Brig Gurdeep Singh told PTI.

A fierce gunbattle ensued in the area and one militant has so far been killed, Brig Singh said.

A search team of Police led by Additional Superintendent of Police R K Bhat and assisted by Army, Special Operation Group (SoG) and CRPF had tracked down the group of militants in the area following their escape from Triyath forest where a brief encounter had taken place with the group on March 30.

A jawan had been killed and Station House Officer (SHO) of Daramshal Police Station Inspector Showkat Ali was injured in that incident.

"For the past three days, police and security force team was searching for them in dense forest and deep valley in Dharamshal belt and finally trekked them," a senior police officer said.