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Militant shot dead in Jammu encounter

india Updated: Feb 03, 2010 13:12 IST

A militant was on Wednesday shot dead by the army in a gunbattle in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior army officer said in Jammu.

Acting on a tip off, troops of 37 and 39 Rashtriya Rifles launched a search operation in Chattral-Nadal forest belt in Mendhar area, 210 Kms from here, late last night, he said.

During the operation, militants fired at the troops and in the retaliatory firing one militant were killed, they said.

An AK 56 rifle, some ammunition and explosive material have been recovered from the spot.