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Fierce gunbattle in Poonch; one militant dead

india Updated: Jan 17, 2010 21:55 IST

A fierce gunbattle has broken out between security forces and a group of militants in Poonch district in which a militant was killed, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Nadola area of the district Sunday morning.

A group of militants, who were hiding there, fired at the army personnel, forcing them to retaliate. A fierce gunbattle followed in which one militant was shot dead, they said.

"The encounter is still on," police said, adding so far the army personnel recovered some granades, one AK rifle and two magazines.