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Two armymen killed in encounter

india Updated: Jan 02, 2009 09:23 IST
Two army personnel killed in J&K encounter

Two army personnel were killed in an encounter with six suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists which continued for the second day on Thursday in the Poonch sector close to the Line of Control.

The deceased have been identified as Subedar Rakesh Kumar and Nayak A P Singh of Rashtriya Rifles, Army sources said.

The six terrorists that included JeM local commander Abu Dawood have been encircled by the security forces amidst intermittent gunfire.

The gunbattle was on till the last reports came in.

The encounter took place in the backdrop of Indo-Pak tensions following evidence that the November 26 Mumbai terror attacks originated from Pakistan.

Meanwhile, two pistols with its three magazines and 50 rounds of ammunition of pika guns were recovered in Nangali forest area in the same border district, the sources said.