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Lashker militants abduct two persons in JK

india Updated: Apr 19, 2009 14:53 IST
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Lashker-e-Toiba militants abducted a man and his son from the forest area in Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said.

Prem Nath (35) along with his son Suresh Kumar (10) had gone to the forest early this morning in Pakkharkote Tanga area of the district when militants intercepted and abducted them, a police officer said.

On getting the information, police and army troops jointly launched a search operation, the officer said. Militants have increased their activities in the district in view of the Lok Sabha elections. The district will go to polls in second phase of elections on April 23.

This is the third incident of militancy in past two days.

On Saturday, two militants were killed and a girl injured during an encounter with security forces at a village in the district, around 160 km from Jammu.