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Policeman killed in encounter in Poonch

A policeman was killed during an encounter between security forces and militants in Sangiot area of Poonch district, police said in Poonch today.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2010 11:16 IST

A policeman was killed during an encounter between security forces and militants in Sangiot area of Poonch district, police said in Poonch today.

On specific information about the presence of militants belonging to Lashker-e-Toiba outfit, police and Rashtriya Rifle troops launched a joint operation in Sangiot area, 190-kms from Jammu, in Mendhar tehsil of Poonch district last evening, they said.

During the gunbattle, a policeman identified as Ruksar Ahmed Mirza was killed, they said, adding security forces had abandoned the operation late last evening due to heavy rains in the area.